Exercise on Reported Speech

backshift and Place expressions

Imagine you want to repeat sentences that you heard two weeks ago in another place. Rewrite the sentences in reported speech. Change pronouns and expressions of time and place where necessary.

  1. They said, "This is our book."
    → They said
  2. She said, "I went to the cinema yesterday."
    → She said
  3. He said, "I am writing a test tomorrow."
    → He said
  4. You said, "I will do this for him."
    → You said
  5. She said, "I am not hungry now."
    → She said
  6. They said, "We have never been here before."
    → They said
  7. They said, "We were in London last week."
    → They said
  8. He said, "I will have finished this paper by tomorrow."
    → He said
  9. He said, "They won't sleep."
    → He said
  10. She said, "It is very quiet here."
    → She said