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    if somebody said " i wish i was there". how will this sentence be in an indirect speech?
    He said that he wished he had been there. is it true ?!
    and what about if he said " i wish i had been there" how will this sentence be in an indirect speech?

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    Default Re: Indirect speech

    I wish I was there. -> He said that he wished he was there.
    I wish I had been there. -> He said that he wished he had been there.

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    Default Re: Indirect speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Adham99ya View Post
    If somebody said "I wish I was there", how will this sentence be in an indirect speech?

    "He said that he wished he had been there."

    Is it true correct?
    and What about if he said "I wish I had been there"? How will this sentence be in an indirect speech?
    Welcome to the forum. EnglishFix has given you the answers to your questions. However, please also look at the corrections I have made to your post. Remember the following rules of written English:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with a single appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise the word "I" (first person singular).
    - Do not put a space after opening quotation marks.

    Revise the difference between the words "true" and "correct".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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