Reported Speech at a Much Later Time

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  1. Mary: "I will go downtown tomorrow."

  2. Jill: "Mary said (that) she would go downtown ___ ."
    a. on Friday
    b. tomorrow
    c. the following/next day

  3. Mary: "I am going to play tennis today."

  4. Jill: "Mary said (that) she was going to play tennis ___ ."
    a. that day
    b. today
    c. tomorrow

  5. Mary: "I went shopping yesterday."

  6. Jill: "Mary said (that) she had gone shopping ___ ."
    a. yesterday
    b. the day before
    c. on Saturday

  7. Mary: "I am enjoying life now."

  8. Jill: "Mary said (that) she was enjoying life ___ ."
    a. now
    b. at that time
    c. today

  9. Mary: "I will cook dinner later this evening."

  10. Jill: "Mary said (that) she would cook dinner later ___ .
    a. that evening
    b. in the evening
    c. this evening

  11. Mary: "I'm going to class in three hours."

  12. Jill: "Mary said (that) she was going to class ___ ."
    a. three hours before
    b. three hours later
    c. in three hours

  13. Mary: "I went to bed early last night."

  14. Jill: "Mary said (that) she had gone to bed early ___ ."
    a. the night before
    b. last night
    c. the night prior

  15. Mary: "I am going to go to London in 10 days."

  16. Jill: "Mary said (that) she was going to go to London ___ ."
    a. in 10 days
    b. 10 days later
    c. on Wednesday

  17. Mary: "I had lunch at noon."

  18. Jill: "Mary said (that) she had had lunch ___ .
    a. at 12 o'clock
    b. at noon
    c. that noon

  19. Mary: "I will play cards the day after tomorrow."

  20. Jill: Mary said (that) she would play cards ___ ."
    a. in two days
    b. on Thursday
    c. two days later

  21. Mary: "I bought it three years ago."

  22. Jill: "Mary said (that) she had bought it ___ ."
    a. in three years
    b. three years ago
    c. three years before
Copyright (C) 1999 by Tim Morrill (tmorril@yahoo.com)
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