Reported Speech 10

Index

Complete the sentences using the words in bold. Use two to five words. Put in commas where necessary.

1) "Would you like to go with me to the seaside?, he said."
INVITED
He
to the seaside with him.
2) "Shall I ever understand women?", he asked himself.
IF
He asked himself
women.
3) She said she was very sorry she hadn't come to the meeting.
APOLOGISED
She
to the meeting.
4) "How long has Martin had his electric car?", he wanted to know.
WONDERED
He
had his electric car.
5) "Me?, No, I didn't take Clare's tablet", said Sophia.
DENIED
Sophia
Clare's tablet.
6) "Don't touch the switch with wet hands", the electrician told me.
WARNED
The electrician
the switch with wet hands.

Test Answers!

englishrevealed

CORRECT!

INVITATION => INVITE + SOMEBODY + TO + INFINITIVE
INVITED + ME + TO + GO

HINT!

You need to use this pattern: INVITE + SOMEBODY + TO + INFINITIVE

CORRECT!

FUTURE TIME => SHALL => WOULD
IF + HE + WOULD + EVER + UNDERSTAND

HINT!

You need to use this pattern: SHALL => WOULD (FUTURE TIME)

CORRECT!

VERB PATTERN => APOLOGISE + (TO SOMEBODY) + FOR + (NOT) + GERUND
APOLOGISED + FOR + NOT + COMING

HINT!

You need to use this pattern: APOLOGISE + FOR + NOT + GERUND

CORRECT!

REPORTED QUESTION => SUBJECT + REPORTING VERB
+ WH-WORD + SUBJECT + VERB
WONDERED + HOW + LONG + MARTIN + HAD

HINT!

You need to use this pattern: SUBJECT + REPORTING VERB
+ WH-WORD + SUBJECT + VERB

CORRECT!

VERB PATTERN => DENY + GERUND
DENIED + TAKING

CORRECT!

VERB PATTERN => DENY + GERUND
DENIED + HAVING + TAKEN

HINT!

You need to use this pattern: DENY + GERUND

CORRECT!

ORDERS AND REQUESTS => VERB + SOMEBODY + NOT + TO + INFINITIVE
WARNED + ME + NOT + TO + TOUCH

HINT!

You need to use this pattern: VERB + SOMEBODY + NOT + TO + INFINITIVE

WARNING!

TURN OFF YOUR CAPSLOCK!