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How would I rewrite these sentences as reported speech?- I am really hungry. "John" -...

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loraaa | Student | Valedictorian

Posted November 19, 2012 at 10:48 AM via web

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How would I rewrite these sentences as reported speech?

- I am really hungry. "John"

- the fish smells awful. "she"

- I do not like ice cream. "he"

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tinicraw | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted November 20, 2012 at 5:27 PM (Answer #1)

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Reported speech is another name for "indirect" speech. Indirect speech is when someone is reporting on the details of a situation without using the direct quotation of that person. You wouldn't want to use quotation marks around "he was really hungry" and powerranger wouldn't use quotation marks, either. Reported speech or indirect speech both use the third person tense of verb in order to communicate. It is as if someone outside of the situation is reporting the details of another person's situation. The following are the answers to the sentences:

1. John said he is really hungry.

2. She said that the fish smells awful.

3. He said he doesn't like ice cream.

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