- 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."
转述句通常用来谈过去的事，因此我们通常会改变句子的时态。我们会用 say丶tell丶ask 等转述词，并用 that 来引导要转述的话，不加引号。
She said, "I saw him." (直述句) = She said that she had seen him. (转述句)
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.