Grammar Exercise – Reported Speech – Backshift of Tenses

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Task No. 126
Which is the correct ending of the sentence in Reported Speech? Choose from the multiple choice menu and mind the tenses of the reporting verbs.

This task tests your understanding about Reported Speech.

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Penjelasan Reported Speech Beserta Contohnya

Choose the correct answer of the questions below.

Question 1

Jake: "I often have a big breakfast."
Jake says (that) ------------------

Question 2

Sarah: "Simon is out riding his new bike today."
Sarah explained (that) ------------------

Question 3

Mark: "I don't know what to do."
Mark added (that) ------------------

Question 4

Helena: "Monica doesn't like parties."
Helena explains (that) ------------------

Question 5

Sean: "Max doesn't like school."
Sean told me (that ) ------------------

Question 6

Petra: "She speaks Chinese."
Petra remarks (that) ------------------

Question 7

James and Scott: "We have to go now."
James and Scott tell me (that) ------------------

Question 8

Matt: "Ken is nice to Judy."
Matt thinks (that) ------------------

Question 9

John: "David often plays computer games."
John added (that) ------------------

Question 10

Susan: "They live in Berlin."
Susan said (that) ------------------

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