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  1. Mary "I love chocolate."

  2. Jill: "Mary said (that) she ___ chocolate."
    a. loved
    b. loves
    c. loving

  3. Mary: "I went skiing."

  4. Jill: "Mary said (that) she ___ skiing."
    a. went
    b. had gone
    c. have gone

  5. Mary: "I will eat steak for dinner."

  6. Jill: "Mary said (that) she ___ eat steak for dinner."
    a. willing
    b. will
    c. would

  7. Mary: "I have been to Sydney."

  8. Jill: "Mary said (that) she ___ to Sydney."
    a. had been
    b. has been
    c. was being

  9. Mary: "I have had three cars."

  10. Jill: "Mary said (that) she ___ three cars.
    a. has
    b. has had
    c. had had

  11. Mary: "I'm going to go to Long Beach."

  12. Jill: "Mary said (that) she ___ going to go to Long Beach."
    a. is
    b. was
    c. went

  13. Mary: "I don't like spinach."

  14. Jill: "Mary said (that) she ___ like spinach."
    a. doesn't
    b. don't
    c. didn't

  15. Mary: "I have never been to London."

  16. Jill: "Mary said (that) she ___ never been to London."
    a. had
    b. has
    c. have

  17. Mary: "I was swimming."

  18. Jill: "Mary said (that) she ___ swimming.
    a. has been
    b. had been
    c. have been

  19. Mary: "I had a cat."

  20. Jill: Mary said (that) she had ___ a cat."
    a. have
    b. has
    c. had

  21. Mary: "I can't swim."

  22. Jill: "Mary said (that) she ___ swim."
    a. can't
    b. couldn't
    c. can not

  23. Mary: "I won't buy a new car."

  24. Jill: "Mary said (that) she ___ by a new car."
    a. won't
    b. will
    c. wouldn't

  25. Mary: "I have to do my laundry."

  26. Jill: "Mary said (that) she ___ to do her laundry."
    a. had
    b. has
    c. have
Copyright (C) 1999 by Tim Morrill (tmorril@yahoo.com)
This quiz is part of the HTML-Only Self-Study Quizzes which is part of Activities for ESL Students, a project by The Internet TESL Journal.