REPORTED SPEECH

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REPORTED SPEECH by Mind Map: REPORTED SPEECH

1. SAY

1.1. Say+That

1.2. We use "say" for reporting someone's words to somebody else.

1.3. Direct:I will see you soon. Reported:He said that he would see you soon.

2. TELL

2.1. Tell+Pronoun+That

2.2. We use"tell" for reporting people's said.It is same as "say" but grammatical use is different.

2.3. Direct:My brothers are taller than me. Reported:He told me that his brothers are tall than him.

3. ORDER

3.1. Order+Pronoun+That

3.2. An order is when somebody tells you to do something and you have no choice. It is not usually polite. It is a "command".

3.3. Direct John: 'Go home' Reported: 'John ordered me to go.'

4. ASK

4.1. Ask + Wh + Infinitive

4.2. When a question is asked we use "ask" to report it.

4.3. Direct:Why do you like Jazz? Reported:She ask why I like Jazz.