Element FORM: DIRECT SPEECH, REPORTING CLAUSE, END POSITION
SuperCat REPORTED SPEECH
SubCat reported speech
Lexical Range N/A
Level B1
Cando Can report speech and thought directly using the reporting verb after the reporting clause.
Corrected Learner Example ?Excuse me Sir, but you forgot your mobile phone," she said. (Germany; B1 THRESHOLD; 2008; German; Pass)

"I must take it to the police station," she thought. (Argentina; B1 THRESHOLD; 2008; Spanish - Latin American; Pass)

"Yes of course," she answered. (Cyprus; B1 THRESHOLD; 2009; Greek; Pass)

?What have I done?" I thought. (Spain; B1 THRESHOLD; 2008; Spanish - European; Pass)

?What should I do?? she asked herself. (Germany; B1 THRESHOLD; 2008; German; Pass)

"But where is everybody? Am I alone?" I asked. (Greece; B1 THRESHOLD; 2006; Greek; Pass)

"What's your name?" he asked. (Mexico; B1 THRESHOLD; 2009; Spanish - Latin American; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example
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