Reported statements are one form of reported speech.
We usually introduce reported statements with "reporting verbs" such as "say" or "tell":
When we report a statement, we can say "He said that..." or simply "He said...". Both are possible. "He said that..." is more formal.
When we use our own words to report speech, there are one or two things that we sometimes change:
There are sometimes other things too that we may need to change, such as time or place. Look at these examples:
We also sometimes need to think about the third person singular "s":
Notice that in the above example, we do not change the tense. Usually, with the present simple, if something is still true now - she still works in London - we don't need to change it.
Typical reporting verbs for statements: say, tell, mention, inform
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