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文法跟讀 In-Tense #015: 英文轉述句 Reported Speech

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Welcome to 15mins.today the home of English Shadowing. I'm your host Gavin and this is InTense Episode 15. In today's episode we are going to be looking at reported speech.

Now reported speech is when we tell someone something that someone else had said, for instance I am talking to John and he told me, “I am hungry.” After that I may be speaking to someone else and I could say, “John said that he was hungry.” The other option is that I leave out “that” and I just say, “John said he was hungry.” We use it when we and we tell our friends what other friends have told us.

Of course we can do questions with that, and we can use the word “told.” John told me he was hungry and John asked me if I was hungry, if it was a question. So the only important thing is to remember that you will notice that the verb takes the past tense when we do the actual reported speech. Now when we do the questions they will be reported speech questions, so just follow the grammar and let's do it.

Drill Sentences:

Did Jane say that she had sent the email? Yes, she said that she had sent the email.

Did Jane say that she had sent the email? No, she did not say that she had sent the email.

Did he tell me the conference finished on time? Yes, he told me that the conference at finished on time.

Did he tell me that the conference finished on time? No, he did not tell me that the conference had finished on time.

Did Peter say that he had completed the report? Yes, he said that he had completed the report.

Did Peter say that he had completed the report? No, he did not say that he had completed the report.

Did he ask you to stay at a hotel? Yes, he asked me to stay at a hotel.

Did he ask you to stay at a hotel? No, he did not ask me to stay at a hotel.

Did John and Jane say they had booked the tickets? Yes, they said that they had booked the tickets.

Did John and James say that they had booked the tickets? No, they did not say that they had booked the tickets.

Did Jeff tell you that he had rebooted the computer? Yes, he told me that he had rebooted the computer.

Did Jeff tell me that he had rebooted the computer? No, he did not tell me that he had rebooted the computer.

Did Anna tell me that she had backed up the files? Yes, she told me that she had backed up the files

Did Anna tell me that she had backed up the files? No, she did not tell me that she had backed up the files.

Did you ask if they had updated the drivers? Yes, I asked if they had updated the drivers.

Did you ask if they updated the drivers? No, I did not ask if they updated the drivers.

Did Peter say he gave the presentation? Yes, he said that he gave the presentation.

Did Peter say that he gave the presentation? No, he did not say that he gave the presentation.

Thanks guys! Keep practicing and repeat and answer the questions. Have a great time, bye bye!

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