RS007 - Reporting Verbs - Indirect Speech

Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!

Use the correct reporting verbs to complete the sentences.

  1. Justin said : "I'm going to university next autumn."
    Justin that he would go to university the following autumn.
  2. The doctor said to me : "You really should stay in bed and not go to work this week."
    The doctor me to stay in bed and not go to work that week.
  3. Dad told me : "I won't give you any more pocket money if you keep behaving like that."
    Dad not to give me any more pocket money if I kept behaving like that.
  4. My friend said : "You can stay with me if there's no train home so late in the evening.
    My friend to stay with her if there was no train home so late in the evening.
  5. Mom said: "I'll buy you a new laptop if you get good grades ".
    Mom to buy me a new laptop if I got good grades.
  6. She said :" I am sorry. I didn't mean to break the vase."
    She for breaking the vase.
  7. The reporter said: " I won't tell you who my source is."
    The reporter to tell me who his source was.
  8. Jack said :"Please come to the show with me. We'll have a lot of fun." So, In the end, I went with him.
    Jack me to go to the show with him.
  9. My father said :"I'll pay for the meal ! Put you money back in your wallets!"
    My father on paying for the meal.
  10. Dicky said: "Please don't tell mom, She'll punish me if she knows."
    Dicky me not to tell his mother. She would punish him if she knew.