English – Reported speech pt.2

Reported speech pt.2

When we report what someone has told us remember that can becomes could and will becomes would.
For example:

Daniel: “I can meet you at 5:30.” 
Daniel said he could meet us at 5:30.

Brenda: “I won’t be in town next weekend.”
She said she wouldn’t be in town next weekend.
“Carrie said she couldn’t come to the amusement park with us today. She doesn’t feel well.”

Leave a Reply