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    tense agreement

    This morning, when Rosy met me, I asked her if she knew cooking. She had said she is not good at making sweets but can cook a meal.

    I want to know the correctness of the tenses used in the above statement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Appalayya View Post
    This morning, when Rosy met me, I asked her if she could cook/if she knew how to cook. She {} said she was not good at making sweets but could cook a meal./but knew how to cook a meal.

    I want to know the correctness of the tenses used in the above statement.

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    Re: tense agreement

    She replied that she was not not good at making sweets butcould cook a meal .
    Kindlyremember you are reporting what she has said .

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    Re: tense agreement

    This morning, when Rosy met me, I asked her if she knew cooking. She said (that) she is not good at making sweets but (that she) can cook a meal.

    implied meaning

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