Change in Pronouns - Indirect Speech
Rules for the Change of Pronouns in Indirect Speech: 1.First person pronouns in the direct speech change according to the subject of the reporting verb in the indirect speech. Direct: He said,‘I am very busy now.’ Indirect: He said that he was very busy then. Direct: She said, ‘I am very much tired.’ Indirect: She said that she was very much tired. 2.Second person pronouns in the direct speech change according to the object of the reporting verb in the indirect speech. Direct: Rakesh said to me, ‘You have to come with me.’ Indirect: Rakesh told me that I had to go with him. Direct: Shilpa said to me, ‘You may go.’ Indirect: Shilpa told me that I might go. Direct: Rani said to Raj, ‘You can go.’ Indirect: Rani told Raj that he could go. 3.Third person pronouns in the direct speech will not change in the indirect speech. Direct: Pratap said, ‘She is a clever girl.’ Indirect: Pratap said that she was a clever girl. Direct: Kavita said, ‘They have invited us.’ Indirect: kavita said that they had invited them. Direct: They said, ‘He does not come regularly to the office.’ Indirect: They said that he did not come regularly to the office.

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Rules for the Change of Pronouns in Indirect Speech: 1.First person pronouns in the direct speech change according to the subject of the reporting verb in the indirect speech. Direct: He said,‘I am very busy now.’ Indirect: He said that he was very busy then. Direct: She said, ‘I am very much tired.’ Indirect: She said that she was very much tired. 2.Second person pronouns in the direct speech change according to the object of the reporting verb in the indirect speech. Direct: Rakesh said to me, ‘You have to come with me.’ Indirect: Rakesh told me that I had to go with him. Direct: Shilpa said to me, ‘You may go.’ Indirect: Shilpa told me that I might go. Direct: Rani said to Raj, ‘You can go.’ Indirect: Rani told Raj that he could go. 3.Third person pronouns in the direct speech will not change in the indirect speech. Direct: Pratap said, ‘She is a clever girl.’ Indirect: Pratap said that she was a clever girl. Direct: Kavita said, ‘They have invited us.’ Indirect: kavita said that they had invited them. Direct: They said, ‘He does not come regularly to the office.’ Indirect: They said that he did not come regularly to the office.