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E. Read the text again and decide whether these statements are true or false.
1) The national anthem of Canada is “God save the Queen”.
2) The majority of French Canadians live in Quebec, where they make up about 80 per cent oа the population.
3) Canadian National Flag is an orange 11-pointed maple leap on a green field.
4) The Canadian Federal Parliament comprises the Queen, the House of Commons (elected) and the Senate (appointed).
GRAMMAR: INDIRECT SPEECH/REPORTED SPEECH
Change of tense
When we report what someone said, the verb forms often move one tense into the past.
‘I believe that what I am doing is right’, she said, ‘I will continue to fight for justice.’
She said she believedthat what she was doing was right, and that she would continueto fight for justice.
Verb forms change in the following way:
Modals are used in direct speech:
- use the past forms of modals: can ® could
will ® would
may ® might
must ® had to
‘I must pay my phone bill’ ® He said he had to pay his phone bill.
- those which do not have a past form do not change: would, could, might and should
‘I might come later’ ® She said she mightcome later.
- use ask, want to know or wonder to report questions
- after wh-questions, the question word is used as a conjunction
The police asked (him) where he had been.
They wanted to know what time he arrived home.
- with yes/no questions if or whether are used
Ben wondered if/whether you wanted to come round for dinner
In reported speech it is necessary to change the pronouns, adjectives and adverbs:
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