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Дом Punctuation in Direct Speech
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We capitalize the first word of the quoted sentence. The full stop, the question mark, the exclamation mark and the comma come inside the inverted commas. The comma comes outside the inverted commas only when “he said/asked” precedes the quoted sentence. “She went out,” he said. He said, “She went out.” “She,” he said, “went out.” We do not use a comma after the question mark. “Can I speak to you?” I asked. but: I asked, “Can I speak to you?”

When the subject is a pronoun, it comes before the reporting verb (said, asked etc) but when the subject is a noun, it often comes after “said”, “asked” etc at the end or in the middle of the quoted sentence. “He went home,” she said. “He went home,” said Sarah. “He,” said Sarah, “went home.” but: She/Sarah said, “He went home.” (not: Said Sarah, “He went home.”)

Exercise240. Rewrite the following as a conversation.

A) Stephen denied having got them lost and refused to take responsibility for their situation. Catherine accused him of not knowing how to read a map, and threatened to leave him if he didn’t get them out of the mess. Stephen complained that she always made him do all the work. Catherine apologized for not helping but begged him to do something, adding that she didn’t want to spend the night in the open. Stephen promised that they would find somewhere to stay, and urged her to keep calm. He eventually asked her to help him with the map reading. She laughed and suggested that perhaps he should try holding the map the right way up.

В) The diver boasted about having found a shipwreck full of treasure on the ocean floor. His friend accused him of lying as that part of the sea had been explored thoroughly, yet the diver still insisted, claiming that only he had searched that particular area. Then his friend went on to tell him that if that was the case, he should notify the authorities as soon as possible in order to lay claim to the treasure. She warned him that if he failed to do this someone else might claim the treasure for themselves. It was at this stage that the diver admitted that the wreck wasn’t that old and that the treasure consisted of Monopoly money!

Exercise 241. Report the following sentences:

1. “I haven’t seen him since this year,” said Ann. 2. He said, “It will be interesting to see London.” 3. He said, “We may go to the restaurant in the evening.” 4. He said, “I am afraid you will not find the theatre yourself.” 5. She said to me: “Call me when you can.” 6. Sandra said to them: “Don’t do it now.” 7. “You may take my car,” he said to his son. 8. “Will you be able to help me?” they asked me. 9. “I have never been to New York,” I said. 10. “Please don’t ask me too many questions,” she said to me. 11. “I will finish reading the book tomorrow,” he said to me. 12. She said to him: “Come to me tonight.” 13. My mother said to me: “Don’t drink too much coffee.” 14. “I am very tired. I will answer all your questions tomorrow,” she said to us. 15. He asked me: “Please help me tonight, if you have some spare time.” 16. He said: “Sit down for a few minutes.” 17. Sandra said to me: “Wait for me a little.” 18. The teacher said to us: “Don’t forget to buy the new book.” 19. He asked me: “Don’t do this to me.” 20. He asked her: “Please, don’t be late.” 21. He asked me: “Try to come in time.” 22. She said to me: “Don’t tell anyone about it.” 23. “She said to me: “Don’t eat too many pears; you may get sick.” 24. She said to him: “Don’t shout at me.” 25. He warned the child: “Don’t eat so much ice-cream.” 26. He said to me: “Don’t forget what you have promised.”

Exercise 242. Report the following sentences:

1. “Wait for me at the supermarket,” said the young man. 2. “Don’t shout” he said. 3. “Don’t go near the water, children,” she said. 4. “Don’t forget to call me,” said his mother. 5. “Please don’t say anything to make her angry,” said my father. 6. “We have a nice apartment in the country,” they said. 7. “What else did you see?” I asked the boy. 8. “What is your new house like?” I asked them. 9. “Did they understand what you said to them?” he asked. 10. She said: “I shall finish my work by the end of this month.” 11. The doctor said: “Your friend is very sick.” 12. My mother said to me: “I cannot go with you tonight.” 13. He said: “I hope she will call soon.” 14. He said: “I haven’t seen him for a long time.” 15. Mr. Bell said: “We shall go there tomorrow.” 16. He said: “I don’t know her well.” 17. My mother said: “I am going to Paris next month.” 18. He said to me: “He promised to come here at two o’clock.” 19. Susan said: “I have to work tonight that is why I cannot go with you.” 20. Carol said: “I will be back later.” 21. Mr. Black said: “We may buy new computers tomorrow.” 22. He said: “I have no money.” 23. He said: “I went to get this book because I have not read it.”

Exercise 243. Turn the following sentences into reported speech: a) using the present tense of the verb in the principal clause; b) using the past tense in the principal clause, and making other necessary changes.

Example 1: I like cycling. — a) Peter says that he likes cycling. b) Peter said that he liked cycling.

Example 2: Write down my address. — a) Ann asks me to write down her address. Оr: Ann is asking me to write down her address. b) Ann asked me to write down her address.

1. I have seen many good films during the festival. 2. We shall finish the work in a few days. 3. I won’t let you go without breakfast. 4. You don’t even realize that you’ve offended me. 5. I’ve been expecting you all this time. I am glad you have come at last. 6. We were just speaking about you. 7. I don’t speak German but I can read German books with a dictionary. 8. This month I have missed six lessons of phonetics. 9. We are now learning French as a second foreign language. 10. I shall do the room while you are cooking lunch. 11. Don’t interrupt me. Let me finish my story. 12. Post this letter for me, will you? 13. Don’t ask me any questions, I shall tell you everything a little later. 14. You are always grumbling over trifling matters. 15. It is her parents who made her this wonderful present. 16. I’m writing my test at present. I have not yet finished.

Exercise 244. Change the following sentences into indirect speech:

1. He asked angrily, “Why are you smiling to yourself and don’t answer my questions at once?” 2. The girl said, “I am thinking of the summer spent in the Crimea.” 3. She said to Nick, “When are you going to visit them?” “I have no time,” replied Nick. 4. Mary said, “I’m making a new dress, I want to wear it at our party.” 5. Ann said, “We are thinking of going out.” 6. The teacher asked, “Are you listening carefully, John?” 7. She asked him, “Is Robert coming tomorrow?” 8. I said, “Is John studying for an examination now?” 9. Father said, “Mary is doing her morning exercises, I don’t want to disturb her.” 10. Mother said, “You are forgetting your manners, John.”

Exercise 245. Change the following sentences into indirect speech:

1. He said “I attend the language lab almost every day. I’m working hard at my pronunciation, and I hope I’ll make good progress soon.” 2. Helen said to Roger, “I’ll join you in a moment if you wait for me at the entrance.” 3. Robert asked his friend: “Where are you going for the week-end? I hope you won’t stay indoors all the time?” 4. Helen said: “Don’t even ring me up. I’ll be working at my translation.” 5. Mother said to the children: “If Aunt Emily invites us we’ll spend the week-end at the seaside.” 6. “I’m sure I’ll still be sleeping when you start. I don’t want to get up so early,” said Alice. 7. “I recommend you to join our company if you want to have a good rest,” said Roger, “we are going to the river, I know a nice place for bathing there.” 8. She said: “The tall trees make a green corridor, and their leaves are murmuring above our heads while we walk along that wonderful alley.” 9. “Are you quarrelling again?” he asked. “Mother will be angry with you.” 10. “If you watch TV for a long time, you’ll get tired,” said Mother to the boy. 11. He said: “Hurry up! Find your hockey stick. I’ll be waiting for you outside because it’s too hot here” 12. She said: “I’ll give him your note if you like. I’ll be seeing him tomorrow as we work together.”

Exercise 246. Translate into Russian and then change the following sentences into indirect speech:

1. How long have you been sitting here? 2. It has been raining since morning, and we cannot go out. 3. She has been teaching in that school since 1998. 4. He has been working since I came here. 5. Come in! We have just been speaking about you. 6. I have just been asking him; he says he knows nothing about it. 7. They have been watching me all the time. 8. He has been waiting in the library for a long time. 9. What have you been doing since I last saw you? 10. Where have you been all the time?

Exercise 247. Change the following sentences into indirect speech:

1. My father said: “Oh, I forget, I never remember such things.” 2. “Don’t leave your exercise book at home as we’ll need it at the lesson,” I said to Alice. 3. “As far as I know Jim passed his entrance exams with excellent marks,” he replied. 4. Nell said: “As far as I know he got a good mark in Physics.” 5. “Is it true that in England the grass remains green all the year round?” asked the boy. 6. “What are you going to do at the coming week-end?” he inquired. 7. “Have you ever been married, Captain Meadows?” I asked him. 8. Michael said to me: “Mary is coming with the 5.20 train. Will you do me a favour and meet her at the station?” 9. “We were not given any further information about the course of the ship,” said the passenger. 10. “I have never seen her. How could I possibly recognize her?” said Mike. 11. “I shall be back about tea-time, I expect,” she said. “There’s no one coming for dinner.” 12. “Anne will be leaving school next year,” she said. 13. “Neither I nor my married sister have ever gone farther than Glasgow,” she said. 14. He said in an apologetic manner, “I’ve been looking-for you, Nancy.”

Exercise 248. Change the following direct questions into indirect according to the examples.

Example: What do you usually do on Sundays in winter?

Sally, ask Peter what he usually does on Sundays in winter.

Sally: Peter, can you tell me what you usually do on Sundays in winter?

Peter: Usually I go skating or skiing.

Sally: Peter says that he goes skating or skiing. Sally asked Peter what he usually did on Sundays in winter. He answered that he usually went skiing or skating.

1. Are there any new houses in your street? 2. Who washes up the dishes in your family? 3. Have you an English-Russian dictionary? 4. Is there enough ink in your pen? 5. How many large lakes are there in Canada? 6. Where do you put your scissors? I can’t find them. 7. Do you play the guitar? I saw one hanging in your room. 8. Have you informed the group about the time of the lecture? 9. Can you lend me your umbrella? I have left mine at my sister’s. 10. Have you been waiting for me long? 11. When did you finish school? 12. How did you manage to repair your flat so quickly? Did anyone help you? 13. Did he see off his sister yesterday? 14. Did you not meet David in Yalta? I believe you stayed at the same hotel. 15. What do you think we shall be doing at this time next year? 16. I missed the lecture in English literature the day before yesterday. Will you show me your notes? 17. In about a month the bridge will be completed. Will the road to the station be any shorter? 18. Why are you so often late for classes? 19. Do you often work in the language laboratory or do you prefer working at home? 20. Who is the best student in your group? 21. When did you last go to the theatre? 22. Are you fond of classical music? 23. You are not feeling well, are you? Why don’t you consult a doctor? 24. Has it been raining all day? The grass is all wet. 25. Were you taking a bath? I knew you were at home but you did not hear the telephone ring, did you?

Exercise 249. Change the following statements into questions, answer the questions and report the questions and answers in indirect speech.

Example: I don’t read books in the tram. I read newspapers. What did A. say he read in the tram? He said he didn’t read books. He read newspapers.

1. I don’t listen to the radio in the morning. I listen to it in the evening at ten. 2. I don’t go to the office on foot; usually I take the underground to get there. 3. I don’t like to play football, I like to play hockey. 4. I don’t get up early on Sundays. I get up at 10. 5. I don’t like to write letters, I prefer to type them. 6. I don’t go home by bus, I take the underground. 7. I don’t stay in town over the week-end. I go to the country. 8. I don’t like skating, I like skiing.

Exercise 250. Report the following sentences:

1. She said: “I often read books.” 2. She said: “I read my book yesterday.” 3. She said: “I will read my book tomorrow.” 4. She said: “I am reading my book now.” 5. She said: “I was reading my book yesterday at five.” 6. She said: “I will be reading my book tomorrow at five o’clock.” 7. She said: “I have just read this book.” 8. She said: “I will have read this book by five o’clock.” 9. She said: “Do you like to read books?” 10. She said: “What books do you like to read?” 11. She said: “We should read a lot of books.” 12. She said: “Where is my book?” 13. She said: “Don’t forget to take the book.” 14. “It isn’t so rainy today as it was yesterday,” I remarked. 15. “She has a car but she cannot drive well,” they said. 16. “We can go there today,” said my friend. 17. “You can take it, if you need it, Ann,” she said. 18. “I will tell her about it when she comes”, said my brother. 19. “I’m going to London,” she said. 20. “I’ve been to California recently,” said my friend. 21. “He never comes in time,” she said.

Exercise 251. Report the following sentences:

1. “Who came here in the morning?” he asked. 2. “Why do you eat so much ice-cream?” my mother asked. 3. “What is your new car like?” I asked him. 4. “Where were you last night?” he asked. 5. “Do you understand what I want to say?” he asked. 6. “Are they getting married this weekend?” asked my sister. 7. “How far is it?” asked my friend. 8. “Do you know what you’ve done?” my father asked me. 9. “Don’t drink too much coffee,” I advised her. 10. “Call me as soon as you can,” said my mother to me. 11. “Don’t forget to call her,” said he. 12. “Don’t go there so early,” she said. 13. “Give me some water, please,” he said. 14. “Add some sugar in my coffee,” I said to her. 15. “Don’t do it now. We are leaving in a minute,” she told him. 16. “You mustn’t promise what you won’t be able to do,” she said. 17. “She may come soon,” he told me. 18. “He can speak English,” she said. 19. His father said, “You should sleep more.” 20. “You mustn’t go there alone,” said our mother. 21. “You needn’t buy any more milk,” I warned. 22. “Do you think it is cold outside?” I asked my friend. 23. “Nick, you mustn’t talk to me like that,” she said.

Exercise 252. Report the following dialogues:

a) Ann: - I do not think we should go out? It looks like rain.

Tom: - If it rains, we can put on our raincoats, can’t we?

Ann: - I can’t. I lent mine to my sister the other day, and she hasn’t brought it back yet.

Tom: - Then take your umbrella with you.

b) Ann: - It’s very silly of Jack to go there today.

Tom: - I don’t think so if he doesn’t go there today he will miss much in his life.

Ann: - I guess you are right.

c) Ann: - What are you talking about? I have never heard of that.

Tom: - Haven’t you? Then let me remind you a little about this if you have forgotten everything.

Ann: - Can you do it later? I don’t want to listen to all these things right now.

Tom: - Ok, let’s have something to eat now.

d) Ann: - I think all these plans should be changed.

Tom: - Why? Don’t you see any good points in them?

Ann: - There are some, but the point is we haven’t got enough time to carry them all out.

e) Ann: - Good morning, Peter. I hear some new people have come to live next door to you.

Peter: - Yes, that’s right. Their name’s Bell.

Ann: - Have you spoken to any of them yet?

Peter: - I’ve met the husband, and I liked him very much, but I haven’t had a word with the others yet.

f) Ann: - I’ve seen your last photos. Did you do them alone?

Peter: - No, not really. Did you like them?

Ann: - Yes, they are very amusing.

g) Customer: - Will you show me another TV set, please? I don’t quite like this one.

Shop assistant: - Here is a nice one, it is the latest model? How do you like it?

Customer: - I think it’ll be all right.

Shop assistant: - Will you buy it?

Customer: - I think so. How much is it?

Shop assistant: - 120$. You can pay over there

h) Tom: - Where are you going?

Alex: - I am going to visit my grandmother.

Tom: - Does she live far from here?

Alex: - Not really.

Exercise 253. Change the following dialogue into indirect speech:

Ann: - Will you join me? I am going to the grocery.

Helen: - Come along, I have spare time, and will you go with me to the Department store?

Ann: - Surely. Do you want to buy a new dress, a blouse or a skirt? I know you are very fond of blouses.

Helen: - That’s right. How do you know?

Ann: - It’s quite easy to guess. You have a new blouse nearly every other day.

Helen: - You see, this time I want to buy a pair of shoes.

Ann: - Haven’t you bought brown shoes recently?

Helen: - I bought those for my mother.

Exercise 254. Retell the following jokes in indirect speech:

a) Boy of Six: - Daddy, when I grow up I want to be an Arctic Explorer.

Father: - That’s fine, Bill.

Boy: - But I want to go into training at once.

Father: - But how?

Boy: - Well, I want a dollar a day for ice-cream, so I’ll get used to the cold.

b) Customer: - I should like a book, please.

Bookseller: - Something light?

Customer: - That doesn’t matter. I have my car with me.

c) Landlord: - I must remind you that I will not tolerate children, dogs, cats or parrots. And no piano playing. And no radio. Is that clear?

Tenant: - Yes, sir, but I think you must know that my fountain-pen scratches a little.

Exercise 255. Report the following dialogues:

a) Pam: - Have I come too early?

Todd: - No, it’s quite all right. I was just going to ring you up and ask you to come earlier.

Pam: - It only took me ten minutes to get here. I saw a taxi just as I was going out, and I took it.

Todd: - You were lucky, weren’t you?

b) Carol: What will you cook for today?

Ann: - I don’t know yet. If you buy some milk and a few eggs, I’ll bake a pie.

Carol: - I am a little busy now. I will go to the shop at six. Is it alright?

Ann: - It is up to you. The sooner you buy milk and eggs the sooner I’ll bake a pie.

c) Ann.: - What’s the matter with you?

Peter: - Oh, I think I’ve broken my leg. The pain’s terrible, I couldn’t stand up when I tried, and I can hardly move it even now.

Ann: - Sit still and try to calm down. I’ll go and ring up the doctor.

d) Ann: - What’s wrong, Peter? Are you really in a bad mood or does it only seem so?

Peter: - You see, I have to finish my work by tomorrow, and that’ll take the whole day, I’m afraid.

Ann: - It upsets your plans, doesn’t it?

Peter: - Yes, I’ve got tickets to the cinema. The film is really good. And now I cannot go to see it.

Ann: - It was awfully difficult to get the tickets, wasn’t it? Don’t be upset, we’ll think of something. Could I come and help you?

Peter: - That would be wonderful, and we could go to the cinema together after we’ve finished. Would you like to join me?

Ann: - I’d be delighted.

e) Sandra: - Excuse me. How can I get to Green Street?

John: - You are in Green Street.

Sandra: - Really and can you tell me then where the supermarket is?

John: - It isn’t too far from here. Go this way and soon you will find it.

Sandra: - Thank you very much.

Exercise 256. Report the following sentences:

1. My sister asked: “Is it snowing?” 2. He asked me: “Are you going to have lunch with us?” 3. She asked: “Did you see that film?” 4. She asked me: “When are you leaving for London?” 5. He asked me: “What does that all mean?” 6. They asked him: “When did you buy that book?” 7. She said to me: “How did you get here?” 8. He asked me: “Is Andrew there?” 9. He said to him: “Do you like my new car?” 10. I asked her: “Where are you?” 11. Tom asked: “Where does Gerard live?” 12. Lena said to me: “How long have you lived here?” 12. We asked our friend: “When did you buy your car?” 13. The teacher asked Tim: “When did you learn to swim?” 14. “Please, don’t leave the gate open,” the farmer said to visitors. 15. “Don’t climb that tree in your new trousers, Tom,” his father said. 16. My friend asked us: “Do you understand what I mean?” 17. I asked my brother: “What have you been doing all this time?” 18. She asked me: “Where have you been?” 19. They asked us: “Will you be able to help me?” 20. She said to me: “Let me to think.” 21. Nina asked me: “When did you come here?”

Exercise 257. Report the following sentences:

1. I said to my friend, “Meet me outside the cinema.” 2. Tom’s mother said to him: “Don’t go out without your jacket on.” 3. The teacher said to the students: “Open your books.” 4. The doctor said to me: “Stay in bed.” 5. Nick said to his friend: “Can you tell me the time, please.” 6. My mother said to me: “Wash your clothes, please.” 7. I said to my sister: “Please give me your pen.” 8. Ann said to her brother: “Where were you? I was looking for you the whole evening.” 9. My mother said to me: “Don’t run across the street.” 10. The little boy asked his father: “Why does he work so much?” 11. They asked him: “Who are you looking at?”

Exercise 258. Report the following sentences:

1. Andrew’s mother asked him: “Where have you put your exercise books?” 2. I asked him: “Who gave you that pencil?” 3. Tom asked me: “When are you going to have lunch?” 4. Mr. Bell asked his wife: “Who called me in the morning?” 5. My friend asked me: “Where did you lose your key?” 6. He asked me: “What are you doing?” 7. She asked me: “When did you visit him?” 8. I asked Philip: “Why didn’t you answer my letter?” 9. I asked my friend, “How do you feel after your holiday?” 10. Andrew said to his sister: “Where are you going for your holidays?” 11. Sandra asked him: “What do you usually have for breakfast?” 12. My mother asked him, “Who are you writing a letter to?”

Exercise 259. Report the following sentences:

1. “I will never buy it,” she said. 2. “I’ve been to New Jersey for a month,” he said. 3. “Haven’t you got a car?” he asked. 4. “When you don’t like a film, do you stay to the end or walk out in the middle?” she asked. 5. “Don’t argue with your father,” I said. 6. She asked me “Is the baby asleep or awake?” 7. I asked Ann: “How do you get there?” 8. He said: “My wife has just bought a new flat” 9. “Who put so much sugar in my coffee?” he asked. 10. “Why did you travel first class?” I asked him. 11. He said: “I have spoken to Mr. Bell, and he will be here in an hour.” 12. She wrote : “I am looking forward to your visit.”

Exercise 260. Report the following sentences:

1. They asked me: “What is your name?” 2. The teacher said to the student: “Repeat this story from the beginning to the end.” 3. He said: “They will arrive tomorrow.” 4. The teacher said to me: “Do you understand every word?” 5. He asked the girl: “How did you manage to carry that heavy box? Why didn’t you ask me to help you?” 6. He asked me: “Did you sleep well last night?” 7. The teacher asked me: “What have you prepared for today?” 8. He asked me: “Has the postman been yet?” 9. A man stopped me in the street and asked: “Can you tell me where the metro is?” 10. The teacher asked us: “Do you understand the question or not?” 11. Roxana’s father asked her: “Do you want to be an economist or a doctor?” 12. I asked my best friend: “Are you going to play football on Friday or on Saturday?” 13. I asked my mother: “Are you feeling tired?” 14. “We have moved into our new flat,” said my aunt.

Exercise261. Turn the following dialogue into Reported Speech.

Joan: Mmm, I’m really going to enjoy this sandwich. I’m so hungry. I haven’t eaten anything since breakfast. Are you sure you don’t want anything?

Geoffrey: Yes. I’ve eaten too much already today. I can’t eat another thing.

Joan: Why not just have a glass of milk then?

Geoffrey: Good idea.

Joan: I really enjoyed the visit to the aquarium this morning. What shall we do this afternoon?

Geoffrey: Let’s go to the folk museum. It looks very interesting.

Joan: Yes, but don’t forget we have to be back at the hotel by six.

Geoffrey: We definitely have enough time, don’t worry.

Joan: Oh no! I can’t find my purse. I must have dropped it in the car park.

Geoffrey: I’ll go back and look for it if you like.

...Joan said that she was going to enjoy her sandwich because...

Exercise262. Turn the following sentences into Reported Speech.

1. “Don’t go near the bull, Peter,” – She warned me not to go near the bull. 2. “What a brilliant idea!” 3. “I’ll definitely take you to the park tomorrow.” 4. “Let’s have the wedding in the spring.” 5. “Please, please don’t tell my father what happened.” 6. “You are always late.” 7. “I’m sorry I wasn’t there when you needed me.” 8. “You switched the reports, didn’t you?” 9. “No, I won’t lend you the money.” 10. “You can’t go to the party tonight.” 11. “Shall I hang out the washing?” 12. “Don’t forget to send Mum a nice birthday card.” 13. “This is how you switch on the machine.” 14. “I’m the best tennis player in the club.” 15. “Go ahead, propose to her.”

Exercise263.Rewrite the following sentences in Reported Speech.

1. “I’m learning French,” he said. “I’m going to Paris for my holidays.”

...He said he was learning French, adding that he was going to Paris for his holidays... 2. “Can you take the dog for a walk?” he said to her. “I’m busy.” 3. “You shouldn’t smoke,” she said. “It’s bad for your health.” 4. “Can I borrow your pen, please?” he said to her. “I need to write something.” 5. “Please don’t talk,” said the teacher. “This is a test.” 6. “Why don’t you turn off the TV?” she said to him. “You aren’t watching it.” 7. “Come to our house tonight, Mary,” he said. “Jim wants to see you.” 8. “Have you read your newspaper?” he asked her. “I want to look at it.” 9. “The baby should be asleep,” she said. “It’s ten o’clock.” 10. “I do not want any more cake,” she said. “I have had enough already.” 11. “Don’t play near the road,” their mother said. “It’s too dangerous.” 12. “I like Susan,” he said. “She’s very friendly.” 13. “I’m teaching Jane’s class,” she said. “She’s on holiday this week.” 14. “Sarah would like to have the house,” he said. “She’s lived here a long time.” 15. “You could become famous, June,” he said. “You’re a very good singer.” 16. “Are you going to take the job?” he asked her. “Or will you wait for a better one?” 17. “Can you phone Julie?” she asked me. “I heard she has had a fight with Mark.” 18. “Do you know when May will be back?” she asked. “She’s been away all week.” 19. “Do you think we should try this new restaurant tonight?” he asked his wife. “I’ve heard it’s very good.” 20. “If anyone phones,” she said, “tell them I won’t be here until tomorrow.” 21. “I’d love to go to Venice,” she said. “I’ve never been there.” 22. “Don’t ask Simon how to use the computer,” she said. “He doesn’t know a thing about them.” 23. “I must go now,” said Samantha, “or I might miss the bus.” 24. “I’m sorry I didn’t phone you yesterday,” said Charlotte. “I had to visit my aunt.”

Exercise264. Complete the sentences using the words in bold.

1. “You should go to the dentist Tina,” he said.

advised He ...advised Tina to go... to the dentist.

2. “Try to remember your books tomorrow,” she said.

urged She … our books the next day.

3. “You took my pencil!” Mark said to Mandy.

of Mark … his pencil.

4. “Don’t forget to take your keys,” said Dad.

me Dad … my keys.

5. “I hate the English weather,” said Celina.

about Celina … the English weather.

6. “You must have another piece of apple pie, Laura,” said Granddad.

on Granddad … piece of apple pie.

7. “I’ll never let you down,” Ian told Elizabeth.

promised Ian … Elizabeth down.

8. “You never put the cap on the toothpaste, John,” said Mary.

complained Mary … the cap on the toothpaste.

9. “I’m the best-looking boy in the class,” said Greg.

that Greg … the best-looking boy in the class.

10. “Would you like to come to lunch next Friday?” Bill said to me.

invited Bill … the following Friday.

11. “I did not eat the biscuits,” said Alex.

eating Alex … the biscuits.

12. “Let’s go out for dinner,” said Amanda.

going Amanda … for dinner.

13. “You must not touch these ornaments,” said Lisa to us.

to Lisa … the ornaments.

14. “He knows where the stolen paintings are,” said Sue.

claimed Sue … the stolen paintings were.

15. “You may now kiss the bride,” said the priest to David.

permission The priest … the bride.

16. “Don’t drive the car; the brakes aren’t working,” Dad said to me.

not Dad … the car because the brakes weren’t working.

17. “It's a boy!” said the midwife.

exclaimed The midwife … a boy.

18. “Please, please don’t hurt me,” she cried.

not She … her.

19. “Do give me the money!” she said to me.

urged She … the money.

20. “Yes, I think you are right to complain,” said Lorna to me.

agreed Lorna … to complain.

21. “Please leave me alone,” Clare said to them.

asked Clare … alone.

22. “I’m sorry I hurt your feelings, Jane,” I said.

hurting I … her feelings.

23. “OK, it was me. I tore Mum’s new dress,” she said.

having She … Mum’s new dress.

24. “Call an ambulance immediately!” said Bob to the passer-by.

to Bob … an ambulance immediately.

25. “Would you like me to do the washing up?” said Dan.

offered Dan … the washing up.

26. “No, I won’t go to the party with you,” said Lena.

refused Lena … the party with me.

27. “You can use my credit card,” Jake said to me.

me Jake … his credit card.

28. “Go ahead, join the expedition,” he said to her.

encouraged He … the expedition.

29. “Go away or I’ll lose my temper,” he said to me.

his He … if I didn’t go away.

30. “Yes, I’ll paint the bathroom,” said Catherine.

agreed Catherine … the bathroom.

Exercise265.Find the word which should not be in the sentence.

1. He claimed that to have met the Queen of Spain. 2. Sophia wanted to know what time did they returned home the previous night. 3. The players complained of to the coach about having to play in the hail. 4. Margaret promised to will be careful with the money given to her. 5. The boy asked to his mother if he could play with his friends. 6. He said about that he was feeling under the weather. 7. She said she was ready to go, but adding that the taxi was waiting. 8. The manager told us do not to misuse office equipment. 9. Did he tell to you what happened? 10. She demanded that to be given his name and address. 11. They suggested to buying her a nice wedding present. 12. It is important that he to attend the conference. 13. He told me that I would not have had to leave early the next day. 14. She apologized for having keeping us waiting. 15. Jack wondered whether that to go ahead with his plan. 16. He asked me if he could use my computer and I said he could to. 17. The manager insisted that we are put an advertisement in the papers. 18. Do you know what time do the children finish school? 19. My sister encouraged me how to try once more. 20. They accused him of having been falsified the documents.


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