Reported speech – statements with expressions of time – Exercise 2

Task No. 1126

Finish the sentences using Reported Speech. 

Always change the tense, although it is sometimes not necessary.

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Welcome to your Reported speech – statements with expressions of time – Exercise 2

1
Petra: "Our class will go to the zoo tomorrow."
Petra said (that) .
Clue
Change WILL to WOULD, Change OUR to THEIR, Change TOMORROW to THE NEXT DAY
2
Helena: "I was writing an email yesterday."
Helena told me (that) .
Clue
Change WAS WRITING (Past continuous) to HAD BEEN WRITING (past perfect continuous), Change I to SHE, Change YESTERDAY to THE DAY BEFORE
3
Sean: "My brother went to Spain last year."
Sean told me (that) .
Clue
Change WENT (past simple) to HAD GONE (past perfect), Change MY to HIS, Change LAST YEAR to THE YEAR BEFORE
4
Mark: "Tony went to the station an hour ago."
Mark said (that) .
Clue
Change WENT (past simple) to HAD GONE (past perfect), Change AGO to BEFORE
5
Martin: "My sister will get married next weekend."
Martin said (that) .
Clue
Change WILL to WOULD and MY to HIS, Change NEXT to FOLLOWING
6
Susan: "I am going to see a play this week."
Susan said to me (that) .
Clue
Change AM GOING (present continuous) to WAS GOING (past continuous), Change THIS to THAT
7
Simon and Paul: "We will try our best in the game tomorrow."
Simon and Paul told me (that) .
Clue
Change WILL to WOULD and OUR to THEIR, Change TOMORROW to THE NEXT DAY
8
Helena: "We didn't arrive until two days ago."
Helena remarked (that) .
Clue
Change WE to THEY, Change DIDN'T ARRIVE (past simple) to HADN'T ARRIVED (past perfect), Change AGO to BEFORE
9
Sarah: "I lost my purse on Monday."
Sarah complained (that) .
Clue
Change I to SHE, LOST (past simple) to HAD LOST ( past perfect), Change MY to HER
10
Monica: "John had already gone at 3 o'clock."
Monica said (that) .
Clue
No tense change as already past perfect.