We use the Reported Speech when we want to report what someone else said before.
"I always drink coffee". She said.
She said that she always drank coffee.
- Although the most common verbs are say, tell and ask, we can use verbs such as explain, promise, say, tell, suggest...
- It is not neccesary to change the verb tense if the verb in the direct speech is in the present.
- that can be omited.
- When we make a sentence in Reported Speech, the verb moves a step backwards in time:
present perfect continuos
past perfect continuos