Reported speech - questions

Change the following from direct speech to reported speech:
  1. "Where do you come from?" she asked me.
  2. "What's your teacher like?" he asked us.
  3. "Do you have any brothers?" I asked him.
  4. "Did you eat well last night?" she asked them.
  5. "What film did you see yesterday?" I asked her.
  6. "Have you ever been here before?" she asked them.
  7. "Where does she work?" they asked me.
  8. "How many languages can you speak?" she asked us.
  9. "What are you going to do when you grow up?" the teacher asked the little boy.
  10. "Are you going to finish work late tonight?" the husband asked his wife.
  11. "Will you be coming to the meeting next week?" she asked her boss.
  12. "What time does the train leave?" I asked the man on the platform.

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Miriam said…
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Graham said…
Hi Miriam,

I'm glad someone appreciates my efforts. :-)


2.- He asked US WHAT OUR TEACHER WAS LIKE.

What does your teacher like? isn't the same as What is your teacher like?


9.- The teacher asked the little boy what he was going to do when HE GREW up.

11.- She asked her boss if he´d come /BE COMING to the meeting the following week.

Good work!

Try to do some work from previous posts.
Use the labels - "vocabulary practice" for example.
Marta said…
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Graham said…
Hi Marta!

As far as I can see, you only made one mistake.

2. He asked us WHAT OUR TEACHER WAS LIKE.

Just think: question word + subject + verb....

Keep up the good work.
Montse said…
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Graham said…
Montse:

Just a couple of tiny things this time.

2. "What's your teacher like?" he asked us. He asked us what OUR teacher was like.

8. "How many languages can you speak?" she asked us. She asked us how many languages I/WE could speak.
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Graham said…
100% Jose Luis!
José Luis profesor said…
1. "Where do you come from?" she asked me.
She asked me where I came from.
2. "What's your teacher like?" he asked us.
He asked us what our teacher was like
3. "Do you have any brothers?" I asked him.
I asked him if he had any brothers
4. "Did you eat well last night?" she asked them.
She asked them if they had eaten well last night
5. "What film did you see yesterday?" I asked her.
I asked her what film he had seen yesterday.
6. "Have you ever been here before?" she asked them.
She asked them if they had ever been here before.
7. "Where does she work?" they asked me.
They ask me where she worked.
8. "How many languages can you speak?" she asked us.
She asked us how many languages we could speak.
9. "What are you going to do when you grow up?" the teacher asked the little boy.
The teacher asked the little boy what he was going to do when he grew up.
10. "Are you going to finish work late tonight?" the husband asked his wife.
The husband asked his wife if she was going to finish work late tonight.
11. "Will you be coming to the meeting next week?" she asked her boss.
She asked her boss if he would be coming to the meeting next week.
12. "What time does the train leave?" I asked the man on the platform.
I asked the man on the platform what time the train left.
Graham said…
Hi Prof!

100%!!!

Just be aware that time and place can change in reported speech too:

yesterday - the day before

last week - the previous week

here - there

and so on.

Well done!