Thinking about changes in Reported Speech.
Look at the cartoon and read the dialogue.
Now read the following paragraph, which reports what happened in the cartoon.
A customer walked into a bakery and complained that the bread he had bought the previous day had too much baking powder in it. The man at the counter told him that that was because they only served those people who wished to rise and shine.
Note the choice of tense in reported speech.
bought (simple past) → had bought (past perfect)
In the box below list the words that have been changed
List the two verbs of speaking that have been added.
- __________ that …..
- __________ that ….
|Yesterday||the previous day|
|That is||that was|
(b) complained that …..
told that …..