Just a summary contrasting both expressions:
1. Decision just made
Oh, there is a fire: I’ll call the police immediately!
2. Predictions about the future (Science, weather forecast, fortune teller…)
We’ll have sun and fine weather tomorrow.
3. Opinion (I think…/In my opinion,…/I’m sure…/I’m afraid…)
I’m sure you’ll pass; don’t worry!
I’ll help you with your homework.
Some reported speech exercises (with grammar explanations) for you to practice. Some of them can be checked online and some are in PDF format.
•englisch-hilfen (online; graduated from the easiest to the most difficult)
•perfect-english-grammar (online and pdf; ordered by difficulty) Sigue leyendo
Find the connection between the image above and the image below. Sigue leyendo
The Matrix is a 1999 so-called “cyberpunk” Sci-Fi action film, written and directed by The Wachowskis, that depicts a dystopian future in which reality as perceived by most humans is actually a simulated reality called “the Matrix”, created by sentient machines to subdue the human population, while their bodies’ heat and electrical activity are used as an energy source. Computer programmer Neo learns this truth and is drawn into a rebellion against the machines, which involves other people who have been freed from the “dream world.” Sigue leyendo
As “escape rooms” are on fashion nowadays, here you are a short escape game that you can play online –and practice– during this looong weekend. Just click on the image, then click “play” and then, “new game”. You must have the Adobe Flash Player enabled. Sigue leyendo
Have you wondered what your IQ score is? This online IQ test will give you a fast and somehow accurate IQ score (it’s very easy). Take this quick, free IQ test and find out just how smart you are Sigue leyendo
Para referirnos a lo que alguien dijo, podemos hacerlo de dos maneras: 1) Direct Speech: es decir, citando literalmente sus palabras (entre comillas) –> Mary said: “I work in this office”. 2) Reported Speech: “contando” lo que dijo, que es más normal –> Mary said (that) she worked in that office. (“That” aparece entre paréntesis porque podemos omitirlo) Sigue leyendo