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    sbrodsky is offline Junior Member
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    Default Direct / reported speech

    Dear techer,
    please tell me how direct speech should be transformed to reported speech.

    1. My mom said, "Now I realize your brother was wrong".
    Then I tell about this to my dad:
    Mom said that now(then) she realize(d) my brother was (has been) wrong.

    2. I asked my mom what she would tell my brother when he return(ed) from school.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Direct / reported speech

    I would do it this way:

    1. Mom said that she realized my brother was wrong.

    2. I asked my mom what she would tell my brother when he returns
    from school.

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