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    Default indirect speech...

    hi I have just one quick question...

    If I have to put a sentence from direct into indirect speech, what do I replace the word "soon" with?

    just like:

    He said, "He'll be in trouble soon"

    >>

    He said that he'd be in trouble ..... [?]

    Do I have to replace it just like "last month" >> "the month before" 'n' stuff?

    Thanks in advance!!! :D

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    that was me sorry for not being logged in

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    I see no need to change it- you could use something like 'a bit later' if you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    hi I have just one quick question...

    If I have to put a sentence from direct into indirect speech, what do I replace the word "soon" with?

    just like:

    He said, "He'll be in trouble soon"

    >>

    He said that he'd be in trouble ..... [?]

    Do I have to replace it just like "last month" >> "the month before" 'n' stuff?

    Thanks in advance!!! :D
    I agree with TDOL. "Soon" is not one of those adverbs that needs to be changed. :wink:

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    Default Re: indirect speech...

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    hi I have just one quick question...

    If I have to put a sentence from direct into indirect speech, what do I replace the word "soon" with?

    just like:

    He said, "He'll be in trouble soon"

    >>

    He said that he'd be in trouble ..... [?]

    Do I have to replace it just like "last month" >> "the month before" 'n' stuff?

    Thanks in advance!!! :D
    I agree with TDOL. "Soon" is not one of those adverbs that needs to be changed. :wink:
    "A short time from then" would also work, but I also agree that it's not necessary to change it.

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    thanks a bunch for your quick replies!!!

    i love this forum!! :)

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    You're welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vin
    thanks a bunch for your quick replies!!!

    i love this forum!! :)
    That makes my day!!!!!


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    mine too :wink:

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