Reported Speech (Discurso Indirecto)

Usamos "Reported Speech" (discurso indirecto) para relatar o que aconteceu em um diálogo, sem querer precisemos usar aspas ou fazer citações.
O "Reported Speech" faz com que o texto fique mais bonito, organizado e fácil de ler.

Direct Speech

Reported Speech

Example

Simple Present

Simple Past

He said: "I want some oranges."
He said he wanted some oranges.

Present Continuous

Past Continuous

They said: "We are studying hard."
They said they were studying hard.

Simple Past

Past Perfect

She said: "I needed you, but uou weren’t here."
She said she had needed him, but he hadn’t been there.

Past Continuous

Past Perfect Continuous

Tom said: "I was talking to Mary."
Tom said he had been talking to Mary.

Present Perfect

Past Perfect

They said: "We‘ve worked together."
They said they had worked together.

Going to- Future

was/were going to

I said: "I‘m going to visit Jim"!
I said I was going to visit Jim"

Must

Had to

She told me: "I must hurry up."
She told me she had to hurry up.

~ por goncasrato em 02/07/2010.

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