Tense Changes
Reported Speech
Reported Commands
Reported Questions
Indirect Questions

100

When going from direct speech to indirect speech, verbs in the simple present are changed to which tense?
simple past

100

Mary said, "The party starts at 8:00."
She said the party started at 8:00. She said that the party started at 8:00.

100

She said, "Go home."
She said to go home.

100

She asked, "Are we there yet?"
She asked if they were there yet. (You may replace if with whether or whether or not

100

Rewrite the following direct question as an embedded question using the phrase - I'd like to know _______________________ Who made this?
I'd like to know who made this.

200

When going from direct speech to indirect speech, the word today is changed to what?
that day

200

"The test will be tomorrow," said the teacher.
The teacher said the test would be the next day. The teacher said that the test would be the next day. Note: You may also use the following day instead of the next day.

200

He said, "Don't eat here."
He said not to eat there.

200

He asked, "What time does Jeff get home?"
He asked what time Jeff got home.

200

Rewrite the following direct question as an embedded question using the phrase - Can you remember ________________________ Where did I leave my hat?
Can you remember where I left my hat?

300

When going from direct speech to indirect speech, the modal may is changed to which modal?
might

300

Jim said, "Last week, I hiked the Appalachian Trail."
He said the week before he had hiked the Appalachian Trail. He said that the week before he had hiked the Appalachian Trail.

300

She said, "Buy it tomorrow."
She said to buy it the next day. She said to buy it the following day.

300

He asked, "Which television station will be airing tonight's football game?
He asked which television station would be airing that night's football game.

300

Rewrite the following direct question as an embedded question using the phrase - Please tell me _______________________ Why did you bring that here?
Please tell me why you brought that here.

400

When going from direct speech to indirect speech, a verb in the present perfect tense will be change to which tense?
past perfect

400

Meg said, "I have cleaned this floor five times today because our dog keeps coming inside with dirty feet."
Meg said she had cleaned that floor five times that day because their dog kept coming inside with dirty feet. (You can also add "that" after said.

400

He said, "Take this man home now."
He said to take that man home then.

400

She asked, "Why do my children always leave all of their toys here in my living room?"
She asked why her childen always left all of their toys there in her living room.

400

Rewrite the following direct question as an embedded question using the phrase - I wonder ___________________________ Will she be going the this school next year?
I wonder if she will be going to this school next year. (You may substitute whether or whether or not for if.)

500

When going from direct speech to indirect speech, the modal must will change to which modal?
had to

500

Mark said, "I must go to the store now before my wife notices that I have broken these dishes."
He said he had to go to the store then before his wife noticed that he had broken those dishes. (You can add "that" after said.)

500

She told her husband, "Don't tuck in your shirt today."
She told him not to tuck in his shirt that day.

500

She asked her son, "Can you drive me to the airport this afternoon or do you have to work today?"
She asked him if he could drive her to the airport that afternoon or if he had to work that day. (You may also replace 'if' with 'whether' or 'whether or not'

500

Rewrite the following direct question as an embedded question using the phrase - Do you think _____________________ Do I have to finish writing this paper now?
Do you think I have to finish writing this paper now?