Direct & Indirect Speech, Tenses and Example Sentences

Direct & Indirect Speech, Tenses and Example Sentences

Direct & Indirect Speech, Tenses and Example Sentences


Tense Direct Speech
Present Simple like ice cream.
Present
Continuous
I am living in Paris.
Past Simple bought a car.
Past
Continuous
was walking along the Street.
Present Perfect haven’t seen Mary.
Past Perfect had taken Spanish lessons before.
Will I’II see you later.
Would would help, but…
Can can speak perfect Spanish.
Could could swim when I was four.
Should should call my mother
Might might be late.



Tense Indirect Speech
Present Simple He said that he liked ice cream.
Present
Continuous
He said that he was living in Paris.
Past Simple He said he bought a car.
Past
Continuous
He said he had been walking along the Street.
Present Perfect He said he hadn’t seen Mary.
Past Perfect He said he had taken Spanish lessons before.
Will He said he would see me later.
Would He said he would help but…
Can He said he could speak perfect Spanish.
Could He said he could swim when he was four.
Should He said he should call her mother.
Might He said he might be late.

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