22 Direct and Indirect Speech Examples in English

22 Direct and Indirect Speech Examples in English





Direct I had taken Spanish lessons before.
Indirect He said he had taken Spanish lessons before.
Direct Did you do your homework?
Indirect He asked me if I did (had done) my homework.
Direct Please help me carry this!
Indirect My mother asked me to help her carry that.
Direct I like ice cream.
Indirect He said that he liked ice cream.
Direct I’II see you later.
Indirect He said he would see me later.




Direct I can speak perfect Spanish.
Indirect He said he could speak perfect Spanish.
Direct I haven’t seen Mary.
Indirect He said he hadn’t seen Mary.
Direct What is your name? she asked me.
Indirect She asked me what my name was.
Direct I was sleeping when Mary called.
Indirect He said that he had been sleeping when Mary called.
Direct Please help me!
Indirect He asked me to help his.
Direct It is too late.
Indirect I said it was too late.

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