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Reported Speech Quiz

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Choose the correct reported speech version of each statement. Each question has only one correct answer.

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Tom said, 'I want to visit my friends this weekend.'

  • Tom said he wants to visit his friends that weekend.
  • Tom said he wanted to visit his friends that weekend.
  • Tom said he wanted to visit his friends this weekend.

    Jerry said, 'I'm studying English a lot at the moment.'

  • Jerry said he was studying English a lot at that moment.
  • Jerry said he was studying English a lot at the moment.
  • Jerry said I was studying English a lot at that moment.

    They said, 'We've lived here for a long time.'

  • They said they have lived there for a long time.
  • They said they lived here for a long time.
  • They said they had lived there for a long time.

    He asked me, 'Have you finished reading the newspaper?'

  • He asked me if had I finished reading the newspaper.
  • He asked me if I had finished reading the newspaper.
  • He asked me if I finished reading the newspaper.

    'I get up every morning at seven o'clock.', Peter said.

  • Peter said he got up every morning at seven o'clock.
  • Peter said I got up every morning at seven o'clock.
  • Peter said he had got up every morning at seven o'clock.

    Susan reassured me, 'I can come tonight.'

  • Susan told me I could come that night.
  • Susan told me she could come that night.
  • Susan told me she could come tomorrow evening.

    She said, 'I really wish I had bought that new car.'

  • She told me she really wished she bought that new car.
  • She told me she really had wished she had bought that new car.
  • She told me she really wished she had bought that new car.

    Jack said, 'He must be guilty!'

  • Jack said he must have been guilty.
  • Jack said he must have be guilty.
  • Jack said he must has been guilty.

    Cheryl asked her, 'How long have you lived here?'

  • Cheryl asked her how long she has lived there.
  • Cheryl asked her how long she lived there.
  • Cheryl asked her how long she had lived there.

    He said, 'I must get going. Otherwise, I'm going to be late.'

  • He told me he had to get going. Otherwise, he was going to be late.
  • He told me he had to get going. Otherwise, I was going to be late.
  • He told me he has to get going. Otherwise, he was going to be late.

    She said, 'I've worked here since I left my last job.'

  • She told me that she worked there since she had left her last job.
  • She told me that she had worked there since she had left her last job.
  • She told me that she had worked there since she left her last job.

    You said, 'I will help you!'

  • You said you would help me!
  • You said I would help you!
  • You said you would help her!

    She asked me, 'When are we going to leave?'

  • She asked me when she was going to leave.
  • She asked me when we were going to leave.
  • She asked me when we are going to leave.

    Peter said, 'I may bring someone with me to the party.'

  • Peter said he might bring someone with him to the party.
  • Peter said he might have brought someone with him to the party.
  • Peter said he might bring someone with her to the party.

    My friend said, 'I will have finished my homework by the time you arrive.'

  • My friend told me he would have finished his homework by the time I arrived.
  • My friend told me he would have finished his homework by the time he arrived.
  • My friend told me he would had finished his homework by the time I arrived.

    Mark asked me, 'Why do you want to study Russian?'

  • Mark asked her why I wanted to study Russian.
  • Mark asked me why did I want to study Russian.
  • Mark asked me why I wanted to study Russian.

    Marcia said, 'I have been waiting for you for over an hour.'

  • Marcia said she had been waiting for me for over an hour.
  • Marcia said she was waiting for me for over an hour.
  • Marcia said she had waited for me for over an hour.

    Alison said, 'I had eaten before you arrived.'

  • Alison told me she had eaten before I had arrived.
  • Alison told me I had eaten before I had arrived.
  • Alison told me she had eaten before she had arrived.

    Lenny sang, 'I want to get away, I want to fly away.'

  • Lenny sang he wanted to get away, he wanted to fly away.
  • Lenny sings he wanted to get away, he wanted to fly away.
  • Lenny sang he wanted to get away, he wants to fly away.

    Jason asked me, 'Are you coming with me?'

  • Jason asked me if I came with him.
  • Jason asked me if I was coming with him.
  • Jason asked me if I was coming with you.
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