Reported Speech/Statements

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Wenn man Aussagen (engl. : statements) von der direkten Rede in die indirekte Rede setzt, wird die Aussage zum Nebensatz.


"I am sick!"
I told you I was sick!
"I speak English."
He said he spoke English.

Dabei gibt es folgende Veränderungen:

Interactive Exercises

Time Shift

Put in the correct verbs. Take care of the Time Shift!

1. Tony said "I'm hungry!"

      Toni said that he was() hungry.

2. "I ate one sandwich for breakfast."

      He said that he had eaten() only one sandwich for breakfast.

3. Tim said "I haven't eaten anything, too."

      Tim said that he also hadn't eaten|had not eaten() anything.

4. "I will do everything tomorrow."

      He said that he would do() everything the next day.

1. Tony said "I'm hungry!"

      Toni said that he was hungry.

2. "I ate one sandwich for breakfast."

      He said that he had eaten only one sandwich for breakfast.

3. Tim said "I haven't eaten anything, too."

      Tim said that he also hadn't eaten /had not eaten anything.

4. "I will do everything tomorrow."

      He said that he would do everything the next day.


Perspective Shift

Put in the correct verbs. Take care of the Perspective Shift!

"I told you I was sick."

He said he had told me that he had been sick.

Peter: "Lisa showed me her little dog."

He said thatshe had shown him her little dog.

"I told you I was sick."

He said he had told me that he had been sick.

Peter: "Lisa showed me her little dog."

He said thatshe had shown him her little dog.


Zeitangaben

Fill in the gaps. Take care of the adverbials of time and place!

1. 'I'll send you a postcard next week'

He told us that he would send()us a postcard the following() week.

2. 'We've bought a new car last week.'

They told me they had bought() a new car the week before().

3. 'I learned to speak German a year ago.'

She said that she had learned|had learnt() to speak German the year before().

1. 'I'll send you a postcard next week'

He told us that he would send()us a postcard the following() week.

2. 'We've bought a new car last week.'

They told me they had bought() a new car the week before().

3. 'I learned to speak German a year ago.'

She said that she had learned/had learnt() to speak German the year before().


4. 'You (boys) failed your exam yesterday.'

You said that we() had failed our() exam the day before().

6. 'I can't drive tomorrow.'

He said he() couldn't() drive the next() day.

6. 'You look nice now.'

He told me that I looked() nice then().

'We're going ice-skating.' They said they ice-skating.

'The students aren't listening to me.' The teacher said the students to her.

4. 'You (boys) failed your exam yesterday.'

You said that we() had failed our() exam the day before().

6. 'I can't drive tomorrow.'

He said he() couldn't() drive the next() day.

6. 'You look nice now.'

He told me that I looked() nice then().