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    shall in reported speech

    The following question is to be put into reported speech:

    "Shall I ask her out for a meal?"
    Suggestion:
    He has has been wondering whether to ask her out for a meal.

    How do I go on if the sentence starts like this:

    He has has been wondering whether he ......

    Is it "shall / is to / is supposed to / should /was to / was supposed to ?

    I'd prefer "should" but I may be wrong.

    What do you suggest?

    hilti955

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    Re: shall in reported speech

    You are right, should is OK.

    I would say it this way:
    He was wondering whether he should ask her out for a meal.

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