Notes On Change in Words -Time, Place and Position - Reported Speech - CBSE Class 8 English Grammar
Direct Speech The exact words someone says, set within quotation marks. e.g.“Will you run for President in the next election?” the reporter asked to him. Indirect Speech The reporting of what someone has said, not using his or her exact words. e.g. The reporter asked him if he would run for President in the next election. Time and Place References “This is a great restaurant. I’m going to eat here again tomorrow,” said Joe. You tell your friend about it two weeks later: Joe said that was a great restaurant and that he was going to eat there the following day. What changes have been made to the original quote? Words expressing nearness in place and time are changed into words appearing farther in place and time. Words expressing ‘nearness’ ——– words expressing “distance” this                                                                                  that these                                                                              those now                                                                                then today                                                                              that day tomorrow                                                                      the next day yesterday                                                                      the previous day last night                                                                       the previous night or the night before ago                                                                                 before come                                                                             go

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Direct Speech The exact words someone says, set within quotation marks. e.g.“Will you run for President in the next election?” the reporter asked to him. Indirect Speech The reporting of what someone has said, not using his or her exact words. e.g. The reporter asked him if he would run for President in the next election. Time and Place References “This is a great restaurant. I’m going to eat here again tomorrow,” said Joe. You tell your friend about it two weeks later: Joe said that was a great restaurant and that he was going to eat there the following day. What changes have been made to the original quote? Words expressing nearness in place and time are changed into words appearing farther in place and time. Words expressing ‘nearness’ ——– words expressing “distance” this                                                                                  that these                                                                              those now                                                                                then today                                                                              that day tomorrow                                                                      the next day yesterday                                                                      the previous day last night                                                                       the previous night or the night before ago                                                                                 before come                                                                             go
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