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    when writing minutes of a meeting, do we say 'John reported that ABC Company was in the process of setting up a new centre' or 'John reported that ABC Company is in the process of setting up a new centre'?

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    The former, for verb agreement. The company may have stopped since then, we don't know. Also, it's normal in reported speech to keep the tenses all the same: "He said he was British" doesn't mean he might stop being British, it's just the way we usually do reported speech.

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