直接引語 direct speech
Angela said, “I’ve finished my work so I’m going home.”
報導式表達 reported speech.
Angela said that she had finished her work so she is going home.
Reported speech rules:
Use the past tense for the main verb
Marco said that he was hungry.
Bret said that he was leaving
Generally, use the past tenses for secondary verbs but not always
° Lauren said that she was going home
° My friend said he would come
Sometimes we can use the present perfect or the past simple
° The company increased its profits by 40 percent Correct
° The company has increased its profits by 40 percent Correct
° The summer was long and hot Correct
° The summer has been long and hot Correct
° Daryl said that he wanted to use the computer Correct
° Daryl said he wanted to use the computer Correct