Direct and indirect Speech

Introduction
Remember, there are two ways to deliver the message of somebody. In one way you just deliver it in the same words as you have received, and in another way you deliver it in your own words.

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Changes in Tense of the Reported Speech

It is previously mentioned that there are certain changes in the tense of the Reported Speech when
it is converted into Indirect Narration. Here it is discussed in more detail.

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Indirect speech for Interrogative sentences

Remember the basic rules as mentioned in the previous pages are same. They are fully applied in the interrogative sentences too. Interrogative sentences are of two types. One is the interrogatives with auxiliaries at the beginning and other are the interrogatives with who, where, what, when, how etc. No question mark is used in Indirect Speech.

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Narrations with Modal Operators

Modal Operators are defined in the previous lessons. They are the operators which have only one or two forms. Remember, the basic rules for narration are same. All the Modal Operators, which have two forms, are converted into past tense whenever they are in Present Tense in the direct speech. It means that all the operators of the first form are converted into 2nd form.

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