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Direct and Indirect Speech

The sentences on the left are in direct speech. This means they are the words you hear when someone speaks to you. The sentences on the right are indirect, they are when someone gives you the information secondhand.

Remember the rules for changing sentences from one form to the other and complete the tables below.

 

 

DIRECT SPEECH

INDIRECT SPEECH

"I work in a bank in Zurich" said the man.

He said that

"I

He told me that he had never been to Dubai before

" I can swim and I can play tennis well"

She said that

"I am going to London tomorrow"

He said that

The student said "I

He said he would never be late again.

"I am from Adnoc" said the visitor

The visitor said