Conditionals and Reported Speech - Special Cases in Reported Speech


This video covers special cases in reported speech that do not follow the typical pattern. This video is specifically aimed at teaching reported speech in an ESL setting.

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This unit covers the topic of future tense.
Future simple tense meant to express: facts and certainties of the future, prediction and assumption about certain events or activities, promise or threat, and spontaneous decisio.
Examples: The weather station says it will rain this evenin.
You will regret drinking all that beer toda.
Future continuous tense meant to express: something that might happen in the future, asking others politely regarding their decisions or plans, point out something that is going to happen Examples: I will be eating at the restaurant tomorro.
You'll be coming to the after party tonight, right? Randy will be running back under the heavy rain right no.
Future perfect tense meant to express something being accomplished by the specific time in the futur.
Examples: That building will have finished its construction by next wee.
He will have swept the floor by this afternoo.
I will have done all my homework by tonigh.
Future perfect continuous tense meant to express how long a certain action or condition been continued for a period of tim.
Examples: By now, she will have been crying in her room for two hour.
It must be a terrible crash, his car will have been repairing for over two weeks by this Frida.
\"Going to\" future tense is the most common usage, it meant to express: a decision, prediction based on current evidence, and plan.
Examples: I'm going to get some groceries for dinner tonigh.
He is going to the hospital if he keeps drinking like tha.
We're going to leave for a trip to Australi.
Present simple tense and present continuous tense also have applications that refer to the futur.
Present simple tense can: suggest a formal situations, indicating schedules and timetables, and to state something impersonall.
Examples: The gas price raises again next wee.
The airplane leaves at
8.00pm tonigh.
He leaves for work tomorrow because his parent is sic.
Present continuous tense can either indicate a definite arrangement or planned decision without a time fram.
Examples: Everyone is celebrating his birthday tonigh.
Josh is quitting his jo.

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