Reported Speech – Grammar Game for ESL

Practice and develop skills in using reported speech through this English grammar activity.
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Reported Speech – We use reporting verbs like ‘say’, ‘tell’ or ‘ask’ to report what someone else said as a direct speech.  Hence, reported speech is alternatively referred to as indirect speech. Since reported speech is often use to talk about the past, we normally change the tense of the spoken words. We change the reporting verb when we introduce the reported words. Inverted commas are not used when turning direct speech into reported speech. Use the exercise above to practice correctly reporting direct speech.