Let’s practice reported speech. Read the text in the box below. It includes things different sources have said. Report what two people said. Choose one source to quote. Choose another source to paraphrase. Be sure to write in complete sentences and pay special attention to punctuation.



  • Good writing is like a windowpane.
    GEORGE ORWELL (a famous author)
  • The connection between good notes and good grades is undeniable.
    COLLEGE ADVICE 101 (a book)
  • Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
    KHALIL GIBRAN (a poet)
  • Last year, obesity affected about 13.7 million children in the U.S.
    CDC (a government agency)
  • Good writing will bring you to places you don’t even expect.
    JAMES GANDOLFINI (an actor)
  • As of January 7, 2022: there were 10,451 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 459,700.








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