sábado, 27 de diciembre de 2008

Reported speech

A very interesting video which explains reported speech



Present simple changes to past simple
They live in Russia --- He told me they lived in Russia

Present continuous changes to past continuous
They are living in Russia --- He told me they were living in Russia

Past simple changes to past perfect
They lived in Russia --- He told me they had lived in Russia

Past continuous changes to past perfect continuous
They were living in Russia --- He told me they had been living in Russia

Will changes to Would
They will live in Russia --- He told me they would live in Russia

Can changes to could
They can live in Russia --- He told me they could live in Russia

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