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A change in speaker may mean a change of pronoun.
In the example given above, Alice says I to refer to herself. Mary, talking about what Alice said, naturally uses she.
Rules for the change of Pronouns
1. First person pronouns (I, we, me, mine, us, ours) normally change to the third person (he, she, they, his, her, their, him, her, them).
2. There will be no change in the pronoun when the speaker reports his own words.
3. Second person pronouns (you, yours) change according to the person of the object of the reporting verb.
4. Third person pronouns do not normally change in the reported speech.
|Category: Direct and indirect speech | Added by: Teacher_Koce (2014-01-07)|
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