This is a blog meant to help you understand the English Language.
The mane “Taking the bull by the horns by Franco” is not just a name… It is the ONLY way to learn a language:
Grasp the grammar.
Listen, talk and read…
And make of this language… a part of your daily life!!
Good luck in this endless process!!
lunes, 10 de agosto de 2015
Reported Speech... Rules for a better understanding
Reported Speech - Direct Speech and Indirect Speech
Direct Speech Direct speech with quotation marks: "l learn at school".
Reported Speech Speech: Reported Speech: He said he worked in a bank. The tenses, word-order, pronouns are different from those in the direct speech sentence.
Jake says: "I bought some DVDs."
Jake says that he bought some DVDs.
Introduction Simple Present - English
Susan says: “I want an ice-cream.”
Susan says that she wants an ice-cream.
Reported Speech Speech: Change of tenses
Tenses Direct Speech
Tenses Reported Speech
“I want ice-cream.”
Ann saidthat she wanted ice-cream.
Simple Past Present PerfectPast Perfect
Reported Speech: 'to be'
was/were have/has been had been
The Past Perfect Tense does not change in the Reported Speech.
Questions - Reported Speech English
Do you like Jake? She asked meif/whether I liked Jake.
Questions with questions words- Reported Speech
“Whois your friend?” She asked mewho my friend was.
Commands Reported Speech - English
“Sit down!” - The teacher told them to sit down. “Drink a lot of tea!” - He told us to drink a lot of tea.
Changes - Reported Speech
The tenses, word-order, pronouns are different from those in the direct speech sentence.
Change of pronouns - Change of place and time - Reported Speech
Reported Speech (Reported speech)
Change of pronouns
I We my your our meus
⇒ he/she ⇒ they ⇒ his/her ⇒ my ⇒ their ⇒ him/her⇒ them
Change of place and time
here today this morning yesterday tomorrow next week next month
⇒ there ⇒ that day ⇒ that morning ⇒ the day before ⇒ the next day ⇒ the following week ⇒ the following month