Solutions for: App 296 / Reported Speech - Statements (1)

Practise statements in reported speech!
We use reported speech to talk about what someone else has said.
Careful with the tenses! When you report what someone said in the present simple it changes to past simple, the past simple changes to the past perfect, the present continuous changes to past continuous and present perfect changes to past perfect.
Exception: If the statement was made in the past perfect it does not change nor in some cases when what was said (mostly in the present tense) is still relevant or true now.
For example: When Judy tells you: "I practise reported speech tonight" and you want to tell your Mum you say: "Judy said that she practised reported speech last night."

It does not change for sentences that are still true now: Statement: I am ill and cannot come ice-skating. Reported speech: She said she is ill and cannot come ice-skating.

Careful: Use the right pronouns! Statement: Robert: This is my house. Reported speech: He said this is "his" house.
April: I go to footbal training later. She said that she ______ to football training on Sunday.

Solution:
went
Ben: This morning I have walked my dog. He said that this morning he __________ his dog.

Solution:
had walked
We had rehearsed the show for three weeks. They said they ______ rehearsed their show for three weeks.

Solution:
had
Lydia: It is snowing all day. Lydia said that it __________ snowing all day yesterday.

Solution:
was
I lived in Berlin for many years. Josh told me he __________

Solution:
had lived
Louise: I love my position as school newspaper journalist. Louise told me, that she ______ her position as school newspaper journalist.

Solution:
loves
Noah: I look forward to my aunt's visit tonight. He said that he looked forward to ______ aunt's visit.

Solution:
his
I have booked our flights! He said that he ______ booked our flights!

Solution:
had
My brother is watching TV all afternoon today. Mira told me that her brother ______ watching TV all afternoon.

Solution:
was
I received a present by post. I told her that I __________ a present by post.

Solution:
had received
Lucy: I ate out last night. She said she had ______ out last night.

Solution:
eaten
Paula: I am playing on my computer now. Paula told Ben that she ______ playing on her computer.

Solution:
is
I was lying in bed when it started to snow! He told me that he __________ lying in bed when it had started to snow.

Solution:
had been
I meet Sandra on Saturdays. Laura said that she ______ Sandra on Saturdays.

Solution:
meets