In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of the word gibe. This word can be used as a noun and as a verb. Used as a noun, it describes a taunting remark and when used as a verb it refers to the action of making a taunting or insulting remark. Synonyms for gibe are taunt, sneer and insult.
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When someone reports about a previously held conversation, then sometimes the tense changes. This is especially true when the conversation that was held was done in the present tense. When it is reported to another person, it will necessarily be done at a later time. Therefore, when it is reported, it must change from the present tense to the past tense.Very challenging unit that I will need to continue to study! I realized I'm making quite a few mistakes when changing direct speech into reported speech. Example: When reporting direct speech, I was leaving the present perfect tense the same instead of changing it to past perfect. There are others. I will definitely spend more time reviewing this lesson.