Report the dialogue between a doctor and a patient, by completing the sentence:
Doctor: Hello, how are you feeling today? Patient: Not so good, doctor. I have a fever and a sore throat. The doctor greeted the patient politely and asked about his condition.
The patient replied negatively and complained that _____________
Answer as written by the student:
The patient replied negatively and complained that he had a fever and a sore throat.
Step-by-step explanation of the answer:
To report a dialogue, you have to change it into a sentence that tells what each person said. A reported dialogue usually does not use quotation marks, but uses reporting verbs like “said”, “asked”, “replied”, etc. 🗣️
To report what the patient said, you have to follow these steps: 🚶♂️
- Change the pronoun “I” to “he”, because you are reporting what the patient said from a third-person perspective. 🙋♂️
- Change the verb “have” to “had”, because you are reporting a present tense statement in the past tense. The verb “had” also changes to match the singular subject “he”. 🕒
- Keep the words “a fever and a sore throat” as they are, because they are nouns that do not change in number or tense. 🌡️
- Remove the comma (,) and add “that” before the reported statement, because you are reporting a clause that follows a reporting verb. 🔚
- Add a period (.) at the end of the sentence, because you are reporting a statement as a statement. 🔚