Grammar Exercise – Reported Speech – Backshift of Tenses


Task No. 126
Which is the correct ending of the sentence in Reported Speech? Choose from the multiple choice menu and mind the tenses of the reporting verbs.

This task tests your understanding about Reported Speech.

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Choose the correct answer of the questions below.

Question 1

Helena: "Monica doesn't like parties."
Helena explains (that) ------------------

Question 2

Matt: "Ken is nice to Judy."
Matt thinks (that) ------------------

Question 3

Jake: "I often have a big breakfast."
Jake says (that) ------------------

Question 4

Mark: "I don't know what to do."
Mark added (that) ------------------

Question 5

Susan: "They live in Berlin."
Susan said (that) ------------------

Question 6

James and Scott: "We have to go now."
James and Scott tell me (that) ------------------

Question 7

Sean: "Max doesn't like school."
Sean told me (that ) ------------------

Question 8

Petra: "She speaks Chinese."
Petra remarks (that) ------------------

Question 9

John: "David often plays computer games."
John added (that) ------------------

Question 10

Sarah: "Simon is out riding his new bike today."
Sarah explained (that) ------------------

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