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Reported (indirect) Speech   
 

 



Change the following sentences from direct speech to reported speech
 :

 Example :
Direct Speech:  Jane  : "I play tennis every Saturday."
 
  Reported Speech :  Jane said she played tennis every Saturday.
 

 
     1.   
Direct speech :        David : "There is an excellent band playing later on."         
            Reported Speech :  David said ...
 
 
     2.   
Direct speech :        Christine : "I saw Amy at the bank on Monday."
            Reported Speech :  Christine said ...
 
 
     3.   
Direct speech :         The driver : "I'm going to turn right at the traffic lights."
            Reported Speech :   The driver said ...
 
 
     4.   
Direct speech :         Jonathan: "I've returned the dictionary to the library".
            Reported Speech :   Jonathan said ..
 
 
     5.   
Direct speech :         The doctor : "I'll send you the results as soon as they arrive."
            Reported Speech :   The doctor said ...
 
 
     6.   
Direct speech :          Caroline : "Will you come to my party on Saturday?"
            Reported Speech :    Caroline ...
 
 
     7.   
Direct speech :          Shop assistant:  "Are you looking for something special?"
            Reported Speech :    The shop assistant ...
 
 
     8.   
Direct speech :           Jack :  "I'll lend you my grammar book if you think it will help.
            Reported Speech :     Jack said  ...
 

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