Hi teachers,

Could I add to the explanation below, 'and the verb do as an auxiliary verb'? Is there anything else we remove?

When we change a sentence from Direct Speech to Reported Speech we always remove quotation marks, commas, question marks, and exclamation marks.

Thanks in advance
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Hi,

The whole explanation makes me uncomfortable.

I can think of various cases where it is not true.

eg

Tom: I like apples, oranges and pears.

Tom said that he liked apples, oranges and pears.

Clive
Hi,

Where did you get this explanation from? It's vague and inaccurate.

Regards
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Hi Clive,

Thank you for your reply.

I don't really remember if the explanation was taken from a book or on the Internet.

What about this one, 'When we change a sentence from Direct Speech to Reported Speech we always remove quotation marks, question marks, and exclamation marks and the auxiliary verbs do, does, and did'.

Thanks,

TS
Hi Clive,

Thank you for your reply.

I don't really remember if the explanation was taken from a book or on the Internet.

What about this one, 'When we change a sentence from Direct Speech to Reported Speech we always remove quotation marks, question marks, and exclamation marks and the auxiliary verbs do, does, and did'.

Thanks,

TS
Hi Regards,

I don't really remember if the explanation was taken from a book or on the Internet.

Best,

TS
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Hi,

It's most likely to be taken from the Internet.

Why do you capitalize "reported / direct speech"?

Regards
Hi,

Mary thinks Tom does not like Coke.

Tom: I do like Coke!

Tom exclaimed that he did like Coke.

Clive
Hi Regards,

Thank you for your reply.
RegardsWhy do you capitalize "reported / direct speech"?
For no reason at all. I've just seen it in books. I guess i shouldn't, should I?

Best,

TS
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