Indirect speech tense changes 9C

Hi dear grade 9,

Below you will find a PDF file that explains the tense and expression changes. Read them and then answer the questions. Questions and people responsible to answer them are below.

REPORTED SPEECH TENSE 

These are the exercises we did in class.

Reported Speech Tenses and Time Expression Changes

Decide whether the following statements are true or false. Explain why in either case. 

1. The direct statement Carlos said “We have been very busy” can be reported Carlos said we’d be very busy.

2. The direct statement Gloria said “My dad would go to the movies if he liked them” can be reported Gloria said her dad will go to the movies if he likes them.

3. When Carl went to England, he said, “We are having a great time here this weekend”. This statement can be reported Carl said they were having a great time here this weekend.

4. The weather forecaster said, “It might rain in the evening”. Her statement can be reported The weather forecaster said it might rain in the evening.

5. The direct statement Luz said, “We must find a solution.” can’t be reported Luz said they must find a solution.

Responsible Question
ALVARADO PERDOMO, LAURA CAROLINA 1
ARIZA MARTINEZ, ISABELLA 1
BORDA PEÑA, MARIA JOSE 1
FERNANDEZ RODRIGUEZ, SARAH CRISTINA 2
LASSO MUÑOZ, LAURA LORENA 2
LOZANO SOMBREDERO, MARIA JULIANA 2
NEIRA JARAMILLO, MARÍA CAMILA 3
NEMPEQUE BENITEZ, NATALIA 3
PAZMIÑO LA ROTTA, LAURA ANDREA 3
REYES SILVA, TATIANA 4
RODRIGUEZ CORREAL, MARIA ALEJANDRA 4
SIERRA TORRES, CAMILA ANDREA 4
TRUJILLO ARENAS, CATALINA 5
ZAFRA ZAMBRANO, MARIA FERNANDA 5
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28 Comments

  1. Maria Juliana Lozano

     /  February 16, 2014

    (FALSE) Because in this case, the direct statement is in simple past so the verb remains the same in the reported form. In this case would, that is the verb stays the same.

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  2. Laura Lasso

     /  February 16, 2014

    The statement is incorrect because we can’t report the sentence “My dad would go to the movies if he liked them” as Gloria said her dad will go to the movies if he likes them because when we use don’t use backshift in reported speech when the original sentences uses the verbs could, might, would and should, in this case we are using would so the correct way to report the sentence is; Gloria said her dad would go to the movies if he liked them.
    The statement is also incorrect because we don’t need to change the verb form of the verb like when we reported the sentence so the verb in the reported sentence should remain the same

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    • 😯 Did you notice the sentence has two clauses? If a sentence is in simple past, we should change to past perfect, but still we don’t here.

      SEE SARAH’S REPLY!

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  3. Sarah Fernández.

     /  February 16, 2014

    It’s false because, the direct statement is using would and when would is used, we don’t use the backshift so it doesn’t change.

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    • Sorry no! 😦

      The reason why it is false is because it does not change. And it does not change because it is a conditional sentence. Notice ➡ My dad would go to the movies if he liked them.

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  4. Laura Alvarado

     /  February 16, 2014

    (False) because the direct statement is in present perfect and it has the subject “we” in the quoted part, so the reported statement should be in past perfect and with the subject “they”.

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  5. camila sierra 9c

     /  February 16, 2014

    (true) her statement can be reported like that because the first one is with might, so the reported speech doesn’t have to change, it continius [continues] being might. It would be different if the first one is with may and the reported too, because the reported has to change to might.

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  6. María Alejandra Rodríguez

     /  February 16, 2014

    4) (TRUE) The statement is correct because in the first sentence it’s use the auxiliary “Might” [the auxiliary “might” is used] and always[,] when you pass from quoted speech to reported speech , The auxiliary “Might” stays the same. In the statement it’s the same, so that’s why the change from quoted to reported is correct. Only when the quoted sentence is with “May” , the reported one should be with “Might”.

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  7. Catalina Trujillo

     /  February 16, 2014

    True.
    We know this is true since the correct reported form for that sentence is: Luz said they had to find a solution. Because when “must” is in the direct sentence[,] it changes to “had to” in the reported one, and in the statement they are telling us that the reported form for the direct sentence: Luz said, “we must find a solution” CANT be: Luz said they must find a solution, so its true since that its not the reported form to that direct sentence.

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  8. True.
    The statement is well reported, because when we use “might” in a quoted sentence, in the reported speech we don’t change it for other [ANOTHER] auxiliary; we leave the same, because that’s the rule. But if we use “may” in the quoted speech we have to reported [IT]with might.

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  9. Natalia Nempeque

     /  February 16, 2014

    3. (FALSE) Because when we report a direct statement[,] we hace [HAVE]to take into account the changes we have to make in the tense, the pronouns and time expressions. In this case we have to change “here” for “there” and “this” for “that”.

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  10. Maria Jose Borda

     /  February 16, 2014

    1.The direct statement Carlos said “We have been very busy” can be reported Carlos said we’d be very busy. (FALSE)

    It´s false because: The direct statement Carlos said “We have been very busy” must be reported to Carlos Said they have been very busy. In these [THIS]example we do not use backshift and we must change we to they, being that we are reporting a direct statement to an indirect statement.

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  11. Maria Fernanda Zafra Z

     /  February 16, 2014

    The fiftg [FIFTH]statement is true. Because the reported version of luz said “we must find a solution” is: Luz said they HAD to find a solution[;] when we transform a quoted statement that includes must within it, as we report it must has to become had.

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  12. Isabella Ariza

     /  February 16, 2014

    FALSE. The direct statement: Carlos said “we have been very busy”, can be reported as: Carlos said they have been very busy, because the direct statement is using “have been” so at the moment in which we report it the verb, we don´t use the backshift because when we transform a statement that has as verb “have been” into a reported statement, it doesn´t change. Also, in the direct statement, Carlos is refering to himself and other people at the same time, so when we report it the subject that refers to Carlos and the other people (direct statements: WE) changes to they, because someone else is referring to what Carlos said but on his/her point of view.

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    • 😯 Isa, good you say “we” changes to “they”; it is better to say that in reported speech we change pronouns and possessives. On the other hand, we HAVE to change the tense, in this case, present perfect passes to past perfect.

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  13. Laura Pazmiño

     /  February 17, 2014

    False: because for reporting a direct speech we have to have in mind the changes in the time expressions, pronouns and [alzo] 😯 MG the tenses, in the reported sentence “Carl said that they where having a great time here in this weekend” we have to change” here” for “there” and “this” for “that”

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  14. Maria Camila Neira

     /  February 17, 2014

    3. (False) The direct statement: When Carl went to England, he said, “We are having a great time here this weekend” can be reported in this way: When Carl went to England he said that they were having a great time there that weekend.
    Because in the second clause we use the backshift of present progressive, which is past progressive and also we change “here” to “there”and “this weekend” to “that weekend”, because we are talking about different moments and different persons.

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