Sunday , 21 January 2018

Direct & Indirect speech - Future Tense


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Direct & Indirect speech - Future Tense


Future Indefinite Tense:

If the reporting speech of the sentence is in past tense and the reported speech is in Future Indefinite tense the changes will be as follows on converting it into indirect speech:

  1. Change future indefinite tense in would.
  2. Remove the comas and use “that” as a conjunction.
  3. Do not use inverted commas in indirect narration.

Examples:

Direct Speech

Indirect Speech

Future Indefinite Tense

Future Indefinite tense will change into would

He said, “I will mark your words”.

He said that he would mark my words.

Mrs. Aslam said, “You will go to your class”.

Mrs. Aslam said that I would go to my class.

She said, “You will go to the doctor for treatment’.

She said that I will go to the doctor for treatment.

They said, “We will not play with Chelsea”.

They said that they would not play with Chelsea.

He said, “I will see you on Ali’s birthday”.

He said that he would see me on Ali’s birthday.

     

 

Future Continuous Tense:

If the reporting speech of the sentence is in past tense and the reported speech is in future continuous tense the changes will be as follows on converting it into indirect speech:

  1. Change present indefinite tense in would be.
  2. Remove the comas and use “that” as a conjunction.
  3. Do not use inverted commas in indirect narration.

Examples:

Direct Speech

Indirect Speech

Future Continuous Tense

Future Continuous tense will change into would be

He said, “I will be sleeping in my bedroom”.

He said that he would be sleeping in his bedroom.

Mrs. Ali said, “You will be appearing in the exams”.

Mrs. Ali said that I would be appearing in the exams.

She said, “They will be dancing in the rain”.

She said that they would be dancing in the rain.

They said, “The doctor will not be meeting the patients”.

They said that the doctor would not be attending the patients.

     

 

Future Perfect Tense:

If the reporting speech of the sentence is in past tense and the reported speech is in future perfect tense the changes will be as follows on converting it into indirect speech:

  1. Change future perfect tense in would have.
  2. Remove the comas and use “that” as a conjunction.
  3. Do not use inverted commas in indirect narration.

Examples:

Direct Speech

Indirect Speech

Future Perfect Tense

Future Perfect tense will change into would have

She said, “You will have finished your work”.

She said that I would have finished my work”.

He said, “I will have cleaned my room”.

He said that he would have cleaned his room.

Mother said, “I will have prepared the dinner”.

Mother said that she would have prepared the dinner.

Mr. Naeem said, “You will have failed your test”.

Mr. Naeem said that I would have failed my test.

     

 

Present Continuous Tense:

If the reporting speech of the sentence is in past tense and the reported speech is in present continuous tense the changes will be as follows on converting it into indirect speech:

  1. Change future perfect continuous tense in would have been.
  2. Remove the comas and use “that” as a conjunction.
  3. Do not use inverted commas in indirect narration.

Examples:

Direct Speech

Indirect Speech

Future Perfect Continuous Tense

Future Perfect Continuous tense will change into would have been

He said, “I will have been entertaining you”.

He said that he would have been entertaining me”.

Mrs. Aslam said, “You will have been attending your school”.

Mrs. Aslam said that I would have been attending my school.

She said, “The doctor will have been examining the patients”.

She said that the doctor would have been attending the patients.

They said, “We will have been playing in national team”.

They said that they would have been playing in the national team.