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Chapter 19: Conjunctive, Conditional and Reported speech

  19.4.2.1 Rule number one


In reported speech the conjunctive I is used.

  Have a look at these examples:
Er sagt: "Ich lese das Buch." He says: "I read a book."
Er sagt, dass er das Buch lese. He says that he reads a book.
Er sagt: "Du kaufst Brot." He says: "You buy bread."
Er sagt, dass du Brot kaufest. He says that you buy bread.
Er sagt: "Er schenkt ihr ein Fahrrad."   He says: "He give her a bicycle."
Er sagt, dass er ihr ein Fahrrad schenke.   He says that he give her a bicycle.
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