Reported Speech in English grammar - answers

  • 1. "Why are you looking at me?" asked Paul.
  • Paul asked why I was looking at him.
  • 2. "Who took my mobile from the desk?" asked Jane.
  • Jane asked who had taken her mobile from the desk.
  • 3. "I know someone who may help us," said John.
  • John said he knew someone who might help them.
  • 4. "I will have done it by Friday," said John.
  • John said he would have done it by Friday.
  • 5. "I lost my mobile yesterday," complained an old man.
  • An old man complained he had lost his mobile the day before.
  • 6. "Draw the curtains, please." asked Betty.
  • Betty asked me to draw the curtains.
  • 7. "Who lives in this strange house?" asked the girl.
  • The girl asked who lived in that strange house.
  • 8. "Wait for us at Betty's."
  • They asked us to wait for them at Betty’s.
  • 9. "I lost my glasses and I cannot find them anywhere," complained my grandfather.
  • My grandfather complained he had lost his glasses and couldn’t find them anywhere.
  • 10. "You should not borrow money from Jane, her income is very low."
  • Peter said I should not borrow money from Jane because her income was very low.
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