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    how to change this statement from the direct speech to the reported speech.He said:"iwish i lived in london"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndianckou View Post
    How should I change this statement from direct speech to reported speech. He said:"I wish I lived in London"
    He said that he wished (that) he lived in London.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ndianckou View Post
    how to change this statement from the direct speech to the reported speech.He said:"iwish i lived in london"
    I think you should say: He wished he lived in London. Or "He said he had a great desire to live in London".

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    Disclaimer: I'm not a teacher.

    At least in the USA, it's also okay to say:
    He said he wished he lived in London.

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