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Grammar: forms of reporting verbs

There are four types of reporting verbs that can be described as follows: 
Type 1
Reporting + that
Ex. Joe said: "I get ready for my trip." The above sentence is in the form of direct speech in English. Another form of reporting what someone said or what something is said is called "indirect speech". So, the above sentence can be transformed into a sentence of indirect speech as Joe said that he got ready for his trip

Apart from the change of pronoun (he), the present tense of the verb "get" being used in the direct speech sentence above needs to be changed into the past tense form as "got" when it is used in the form of indirect speech.

Type 2

Reporting verb + ing

Ex. "Yes, I stole the bike", he said.

When you want to report what something is said or what someone said, you can use the form of indirect speech as he admitted stealing the bike (or he admitted that he had stolen the bike). 

The reporting verb "admit" can be either follo…

My note of home visit 2016

My recent home visit gave me a good opportunity to meet children living in the same village as I used to live in, and all the children I met reminded me of when I was about their age striving for a good education. To be honest, I often think seriously about how they can get a good education like those city children, because all children have the right to equally deserve a good education—no matter how rich or poor they are—as country leaders around the world always regard all children as the root of their families, societies, nations and world. Of course, I'm powerless, but I'm always proud to play a role in instilling the power of education into their hearts as well as to be as an example for them to follow, especially when meeting rural children.

My home visit 2016