Lesson 1 - Grammar - FASHION AND CLOTHES - Page1
GRAMMAR: Reported Statements
Do you remember Mr. Williams (Lesson 2 - L&S, Functions, Pronunciation - HEALTH AND MEDICINE) talking about his symptoms to Dr. Carter?
My wife says I also get headaches....
She says I’m getting these stomach pains...
Oh, and she says that I don’t sleep well ..
This is a strange way of describing your symptoms – if you remember that story you know why he does it. He keeps saying:
“My wife says ....”
Because he introduces the sentence in the present tense (She says), nothing happens to the tenses in the rest of the sentence.
You get headaches.
She says I get headaches.
You’re getting stomach pains.
She says I’m getting stomach pains.