Prime 4 – unit 9. Indirect Speech with Modals. Luiz Guilherme said, “I’ll interview Lula at 6 o’clock.”. What did Luiz Guilherme say? He said he would interview Lula at 6’oclock. “Suelma may have traveled,” said Luciana. What did Luciana say?
Indirect Speech with Modals
interview Lula at 6’oclock.
She said Suelma might have traveled.
She said Marcel could play the guitar beautifully.
She said Suelma might come to class today.
Daniel said Suelma might have gone to Paris.
Modals that BACKSHIFT
Will - would
“I’ll go to Rio. She said she would go to Rio.
Can - could
“Jerry can play the guitar.” She said he could play the guitar.
May - might
“ I may buy a new car.” She said she might buy a new car.
Must – had to
“You must speak English.” The teacher said we had to speak English.
Have to – had to
“ You have to clean up your room.” Dad said I had to clean up my room.
Should – Should
“You should read books in English.”
The teacher said we should read books in English.
Might – might
“He might call tonight.”
He said he might call tonight.