Time Expressions and Place
The words indicating time or place are changed in the following ways in indirect speech:
the previous day, the day before
the next day, the following day
the following week
(i) Direct : John said, “David will do this work”.
Indirect : John said that David would do that work.
(ii) Direct : He said, “These are my pens.”
Indirect : He said that those were his pens.
(iii) Direct : The teacher said, “Naveen, do this work now.”
Indirect : The teacher told Naveen to do that work then.
(iv) Direct : He said, “I met her two days ago.”
Indirect : He said that he had met her two days before.
(v) Direct : Sahib said, “My uncle will arrive here today.”
Indirect : Sahib said that his uncle would arrive there that day.
(vi) Direct : Priya said, “My teacher did not come yesterday.”
Indirect : Priya said that her teacher had not come the previous day.
|1. What are some common time expressions used in narration?|
|2. How do time expressions help in storytelling?|
|3. Can you give examples of time expressions used in the article?|
|4. Why is it important to use time expressions in writing?|
|5. Are time expressions used only in storytelling?|