Changing the following from indirect to direct speech, including the reporting verb and appropriate punctuation.

  1. Indirect : Jean said that she had lost her shoes.
    Direct: Jean said, "I have lost my shoes."

  2. Indirect: Fred insisted that he would be driving his own car in the rally.
    Direct: "I will be driving my car in the rally", Fred insisted.

  3. Indirect: Sally shouted that she didn't want to go to the dentist.
    Direct: Sally shouted, "I don't want to go to the dentist."

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Yep. You got it. If you need more info, check out this Wikipedia article about indirect and direct speech.

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