English Reported Speech exercises - answers

  • 1. "I shall do it for you," said Jane.
  • Jane said she would do it for me.
  • 2. "We are going to have our house painted next month," said my neighbour.
  • My neighbour said they were going to have their house painted the following month.
  • 3. "Do not touch it, there might be a snake!"
  • My friend warned me not to touch it because there might be a snake.
  • 4. "What is the new girl like?" asked the boss.
  • The boss wanted to know what the new girl was like.
  • 5. "I should have been told about it before," remarked Chris.
  • Chris remarked he should have been told about it before.
  • 6. "I have no idea why they have not come yet," said John.
  • John said he had no idea why they had not come yet.
  • 7. "If I were you I would not do it," said John.
  • John advised me not to do it.
  • 8. "Do you love me or not? asked the young man.
  • The young man asked the girl whether or not she loved him.
  • 9. "Can you dance as well as she can?" asked Betty.
  • Betty asked me if I could dance as well as she could.
  • 10. "Please leave the basket here," asked the shop assistant.
  • The shop assistant asked me to leave the basket there.
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