Cover of the textbook Focus 2 - Student's Book

The key answer of exercise 2

The key to exercise solutions in chapter 8.5 - Grammar for the textbook Focus 2 - Student's Book with authors Daniel Brayshaw, Sue Kay and Vaughan Jones from Pearson Education


Compare these direct statements with the reported statements in blue in the text. What changes have been made to the verb forms and pronouns?


  1. My ↦ His; is ↦ was; I’m ↦ he was
  2. My ↦ His; died ↦ had died
  3. I've lived ↦ he had lived (the verbs forms 'go back' -back shift-)
  4. I can’t ↦ he couldn’t (Some of the pronouns change)
  5. are looking ↦ were looking