View Poll Results: Which sounds better if you are reporting a phone call you've just received?

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  • He said he's not coming in today because he is sick.

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Thread: Indirect Speech

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    #1

    Indirect Speech

    Does the time of reporting matter?

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    #2
    Yes.
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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