- She says, "What time will you be home?"
- She said, "What time will you be home?" and I said, "I don't know! "
- "There's a fly in my soup!" screamed Simone.
- John said, "There's an elephant outside the window."
轉述句通常用來談過去的事，因此我們通常會改變句子的時態。我們會用 say、tell、ask 等轉述詞，並用 that 來引導要轉述的話，不加引號。
She said, "I saw him." (直述句) = She said that she had seen him. (轉述句)
She told him that she was happy. = She told him she was happy.
He said that he was tired.
He told me that he was tired.
He talked to us.
She was speaking on the telephone.
He talked (to us) about his parents.