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Reported speech



ninon100
Russian Federation

Reported speech
 
Dear colleagues,
some textbooks state that in the reported speech "come" becomes "go". I can īt really think of an example. Could you help, please?

19 Apr 2012      



savvinka
Russian Federation


Look in here, please:

http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=1967122

19 Apr 2012     



jannabanna
France

As a native speaker I can think of this example:

Direct speech:  "Why don"t you come to my party next week?" he asked.

Indirect/Reported speech:  He asked me to go to his party the following week/the week after.

I uploaded some worksheets on "words often confused" come - go; bring - take; get & fetch on WORD & POWERPOINT.  If you want I can send you them. 

Send me a private message.

Take care,
Janet


20 Apr 2012     



ninon100
Russian Federation

Thanx a lot for your answers, dear colleagues. Would it be possible to transform this sentence without changing "come" for "Go"? Like - "Why don"t you come to my party next week?" he asked. He asked me to come to his party the following week.

20 Apr 2012     



jannabanna
France

Seems strange to me like that.  Honestly I would say: "He asked me to go to his party the following week" and I īm sure other British people like me would too.

21 Apr 2012