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    Conditionals in Reported Speech

    Hi there,


    Do all the three forms of conditionals remain the same in reported speech?
    (without any changes in the verb tenses?) Thanks in advance...


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    Smile Re: Conditionals in Reported Speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi there,


    Do all the three forms of conditionals remain the same in reported speech?
    (without any changes in the verb tenses?) Thanks in advance...
    Could you post examples? I think it would be easier to answer your question with examples.



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    Re: Conditionals in Reported Speech

    The only conditional that typically gets shifted into past tense forms is the following type (sometimes referred to as a Type 1 conditional):

    1. Tom: "If the weather is nice tomorrow, I will go cycling."
    Tom said if the weather was nice tomorrow he would go cycling.

    The tenses in other conditionals may be left unchanged when reported, although variations are possible.

    Greg

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