he said (on reče) he asked (un upita) we enquired (zapitali smo) she ordered (ona zapovijedi) we believed (vjerovasmo) I replied (odgovorih) I answered (odgovorih) i sl.
Direktni govor Indirektni govor Prosto sadašnje Prosto prošlo Prosto prošlo Prezent perfekt Davno prošlo Davno prošlo Prosto buduće Složeno buduće Imperativ Infinitiv
am postaje was do “ did shall “ should will “ would have, has “ had can “ could may “ might must “ had to this “ that these “ those here “ there now “ then today “ that day tomorrow “ the next day yesterday “ the day before last night “ the night before Primeri: D: He said: “I do not understand this letter.”
(On reče: “Ja ne razumijem ovo pismo”) I: He said that he didn’t understand this letter.
(on reče da ne razumije to pismo) D: She said: “I am going to come soon again.”
(Ona reče: “Doći ću uskoro ponovo”.) I: She said that she was going to come soon again.
(ona reće da će uskoro ponovo doći)