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Direct and Indirect of Simple Future Tense

Direct and Indirect of Simple Future Tense
Direct and Indirect of Simple Future Tense

We talked about direct and indirect of present tenses and past tenses. In the lesson below I am going to talk about direct and indirect of simple future tense. You will learn how to convey a message from simple future tense.  Affirmative, negative, interrogative, negative interrogative and wh information questions structures along with examples.

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Direct and Indirect of Simple Future Tense

Tense Change:
As a rule, when we covey a message from present tense and past tenses, we go one tense back. When we convey a message from simple future tense, we have to change “will” into “would”.

Affirmatives

  • Direct speech: RP +, + S + Will + V1 + ROTS
    He said to me, “I will get a job soon.”
  • Indirect speech: RP + that + S + would + V1 + ROTS
    He told me that he would get a job soon.

Negatives

  • Direct speech: RP +, + S + will not + V1 + ROTS
    They said to me, “We will not give up.”
  • Indirect speech: RP + that + S + would not + V1 + ROTS
    They told me that they wouldn`t give up.

Interrogatives

  • Direct speech: RP +, + Will + S + V1 + ROTS
    They asked, “Will you teach us the practical grammar?”
  • Indirect speech: RP + if + S + would + V1 + ROTS
    They asked me that if I would teach them the practical grammar.

Negative interrogatives

  • Direct speech: RP +, + Will not + S + V1 + ROTS
    He asked, “Won`t you come with us?”
  • Indirect speech: PR + if + S + would not + V1 + ROTS
    He asked me if I wouldn’t go with them.

WH/Information questions

  • Direct speech: RP +, + WH + will + S + V1 + ROTS
    She asked, “What will you do tomorrow?”
  • Indirect speech: RP + WH + S + would + V1 + ROTS
    She wanted to know what I would do the next day.

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