What is the time change into indirect speech?

What is the time change into indirect speech?

Changing time and place references

Phrase in direct speech Equivalent in reported speech
The day after tomorrow in two days time/ two days later
“We’ll come the day after tomorrow”, they said. They said that they would come in two days time/ two days later.
Next week/month/year the following week/month/year

How do you convert direct to indirect speech?

Rules for conversion of Indirect Speech to Direct Speech

  1. Use the reporting verb, “say” or “said to” in its correct tense.
  2. Remove the conjuctions “that, to, if or whether etc”.
  3. Insert quotation marks, question mark, exclamation and fullstop, wherever necessary.
  4. Put a comma before the statement.

How do you change WH to indirect speech?

When we report a Wh-question, we use a reporting verb like asked or enquired….Change the following direct speech into indirect speech.

  1. ‘What do you want?
  2. He said, ‘How’s your mother.
  3. He enquired, ‘When do you intend to pay me?
  4. ‘Do you really come from China?

What are the rules of direct and indirect?

Changes as per Tense

Direct Speech Indirect Speech
Present simple (Subject +V1st + Object) Past simple (Subject +V2 + Object)
Present continuous (Subject +is/am/are+V1 +ing+ Object) Past Continuous (Subject +was/were+V1 +ing+ Object)
Present perfect (Subject + has/have+V3+Object) Past perfect (Subject+had+V3+Object)

What is indirect speech examples?

Indirect speech is speech which tells you what someone said, but does not use the person’s actual words: for example, ‘They said you didn’t like it’, ‘I asked her what her plans were’, and ‘ Citizens complained about the smoke’.

What do indirect speeches want?

The given sentence is in direct speech. Direct Speech : “What do you want?” he said to her. The given sentence, correctly converted to indirect speech, is : Indirect Speech : He asked her what she wanted.

What is the indirect sentence?

What is the example of direct and indirect speech?

Examples of Direct Speech Converted to Indirect Speech

Direct Speech Indirect Speech
She said, “I have been waiting for him since last morning.” She said that she had been waiting for him since last morning.
She said, “I bought a book.” She said that she had bought a book.