How To: Change verb tenses when reporting in English

Change verb tenses when reporting in English

In this video, we learn how to speak English using verb tenses. Verb tenses will not change if you are reporting facts, general truth, or immediate reporting. In all other situations, you will change verb tenses. An example of this is "I will buy balloons" can change to "she said she would buy balloons". This shifts a sentence back to a different tense. When shifting verb tenses back future and present go to the past and past goes to past perfect. Practice changing verb tenses in different sentences, checking your work when you are done. After this, you will start to understand how the verb tenses change in English!

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