Direct and Indirect Speech Example Sentences

Direct and Indirect Speech Example Sentences





Direct I can speak perfect Spanish.
Indirect He said he could speak perfect Spanish.
Direct I haven’t seen Mary.
Indirect He said he hadn’t seen Mary.
Direct What is your name? she asked me.
Indirect She asked me what my name was.
Direct I was sleeping when Mary called.
Indirect He said that he had been sleeping when Mary called.
Direct Please help me!
Indirect He asked me to help his.
Direct It is too late.
Indirect I said it was too late.
Direct I had taken Spanish lessons before.
Indirect He said he had taken Spanish lessons before.




Direct Did you do your homework?
Indirect He asked me if I did (had done) my homework.
Direct Please help me carry this!
Indirect My mother asked me to help her carry that.
Direct I like ice cream.
Indirect He said that he liked ice cream.
Direct I’II see you later.
Indirect He said he would see me later.
Direct I could swim when I was four.
Indirect He said he could swim when he was four.
Direct I never get up late, my mother said.
Indirect My mother said that she never got up late.
Direct She said, “I might come early.”
Indirect She said she might come early.

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