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Study the following examples.

TENSE

DIRECT SPEECH

TENSE

REPORTED SPEECH

Present simple

I always drive slowly.

Past simple

He said that he always drove slowly.

Present
continuous

I am driving slowly at the


moment.

Past continuous

He said that he was driving slowly


at that moment.

Present
perfect

I have driven slowly since I got


my driving license.

Past perfect

He said that he had driven slowly


since he had got his driving license.

Present
perfect
continuous
Past simple

I have been driving slowly all


day long.

Past perfect
continuous

He said that he had been driving


slowly all day long.

I drove slowly yesterday.

Past perfect

Past
continuous

I was driving slowly at eight


this evening.

Past perfect
continuous

He said that he had driven slowly


the previous day / the day before.
He said that he had been driving
slowly at eight that evening.

Future simple

I will drive slowly tomorrow.

Conditional

Imperative

Drive slowly!

Infinitive

Rewrite the following statements in the


REPORTED SPEECH.

He said that he would drive slowly


on the following day.
He told me to drive slowly

Rewrite the following questions in the


REPORTED SPEECH.

1- Hackers attacked our school computers

1- Why doesnt this computer work? the

and stole important data the student said


2- My computer isnt functioning well John

teacher asked us.


2- What are you coping and pasting from

said.
3- The speed of the Internet will be better

the Net? My mother asked me.


3- Did you install the antivirus I bought

tomorrow said the technician.


4- Jane has been playing computer games

yesterday? my father asked.


4- Hadnt you already installed

since 10 in the morning her mother said


5- Stop downloading those films! Its illegal

before? my mother asked.


5- What is the URL of the new site you

his brother told him.


6- William is surfing the Net at the moment

told me about? Jack asked.


6- Have you sent her an e-mail? the boy

the teacher said.


7- My mother never watches reality shows

asked.
7- Did she download the necessary files

Susan said.
8- cyber bullying is increasing all over the

last week? the boss asked.


8- Was she sending mails when the boss

world our teacher said.


9- I have just installed a new antivirus to

arrived? Robert asked.


9- Where have saved the information for
the meeting? the director asked.

protect my computer Frank said

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