9. Reported Speech.pdf - Repouted speech Entry test 1 In the following extract from a composition circle the underlined verbs that are not in a correct

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! Repouted speech Entry test 1 In the following extract from a composition, circle the underlined verbs that are not in a correct form. In a recent report on hygiene in shops and restaurants, it is claimed (1) that over 40% of the establishments involved in the survey fell (2) below acceptable standards. One butcher quoted in the report even boasted that several of his customers have become (3) ill after eating chicken bought at his shop. When one of the customers complained, she was told that it can't have been (4) the chicken but anyway she should have washed (5) it thoroughly under the tap before she cooked it. The butcher conceded he had acted (6) somewhat irresponsibly but seemed happy to admit that he will sell (7) the same chicken in the future if it was ever necessary. All this is rather worrying. Of particular cause for concern is the attitude expressed by a chef at an expensive restaurant who related how he had once served (8) food reheated from three-day-old left- overs and sold it at a vastly inflated price. The author of the report, interviewed on television, said that as a result of his studies he (9) to the conclusion, that the more you (10) for a meal, the more likely you are to get ill. FOR TENSES IN REPORTED SPEECH. CEE SECTION 1. 2 Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it is as similar as possible to the sentence printed before it. EXAMPLE: 'Yes, that's right. I've booked a room for two nights,' said the man on the telephone. The man on the telephone confirmed that he had booked a room for two nights. a 'I'm sorry I shouted at you,' Ruth said to Rita. Ruth apologised .......................................................... b 'Look Tim, you really shouldn't get so angry with people,' said the receptionist. The receptionist told ................... ... ..................... c 'I'm really grateful for al1 the help you've given me over the last few days,' the boy told his parents. ...................................... The boy told his parents he d 'If you will agree to help me on this, I'II see what I can do about your working hours,' my previous boss told me. ....................................... My previous boss promised e 'If you can't get here today, what about tomorrow?' my mother asked me on my birthday ................................................. My mother wondered f 'Do you think you might be able to get the money by this evening?' the shop owner enquired. The shop owner asked me ........................................ g 'I'd rather you didn't tell anyone about it yet,' my wife said. My wife asked me ...................................................... h 'Don't worry, l'm not really going to take al1 your money,' laughed the man. The man reassured me he had ................................. i 'I'm afraid I am not in a position to lend you any money at the moment,' said the manager, 'though I would if I could.' The manager said that .............................................. j 'But you really must come and stay with us for the weekend,' said Philip. Philip insisted .............................................................. FOR TENSES IN REPORTED SPEECH, CEE SECTION 1. FOR REPORT STRUCTURES, CEE SECTION 2.
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REPORTED SPEECH OVERVIEW 1 GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY CHANGES When we report what somebody says or thinks, we commonly make changes in vocabulary and grammar: Reason Changes We are change personal reporting what pronouns, or somebody use other else said. nouns to make the reference clear Examples '1 love you.' becomes: He said he loved me.
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