Reported Sentences

This is the last Grammar Lesson your are going to take. Reported Speech or Indirect Speech is reporting an information to someone else. Look at this example:

Suppose you are Mr Parker and Joe and Lee are your co-staff members, same hospital.

Direct: You (Parker) to Joe  Indirect: Joe to Lee
You: “Joe, this time the OET exam went well.” Parker told me that this time the OET exam went well.

Suppose you are Mr Parker and Joe and Lee are your co-staff members, same hospital.

Direct: Joe to you (Parker) Indirect: Joe to Lee
Joe: “Parker, the ward is overcrowding.” I told Parker that the ward was overcrowding.

Suppose you are Mr Parker and Joe and Lee are your co-staff members, same hospital.

Direct: Lee to you (Parker) Indirect: Lee to Joe
You: “Parker, where is the thermometer kept?” I asked Parker where the thermometer was kept?

Now, let’s proceed to the Quiz?

  1. You (Parker): Joe, I think you are exhausted.
  2. Joe: Lee, I am going to Parker’s ward.
  3. Joe: Lee, have you got any new patient today?
  4. Joe: Lee, are you alright?
  5. Joe: Lee, does Parker (you) know that you are in charge?
  6. Lee: Joe, I have got something to discuss with you.
  7. Lee: Parker, I am busy with a surgery now.
  8. Lee: Joe, is Dr Sam in his cabin?

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