Exercise on Reported Speech

backshift

Rewrite the sentences in reported speech. Change pronouns and time expressions where necessary.

  1. She said, "I am reading."
    → She said that
  2. They said, "We are busy."
    → They said that
  3. He said, "I know a better restaurant."
    → He said that
  4. She said, "I woke up early."
    → She said that
  5. He said, "I will ring her."
    → He said that
  6. They said, "We have just arrived."
    → They said that
  7. He said, "I will clean the car."
    → He said that
  8. She said, "I did not say that."
    → She said that
  9. She said, "I don't know where my shoes are."
    → She said that
  10. He said: "I won't tell anyone."
    → He said that