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    direct speech - indirect speech

    Is it fine?

    Direct speech
    ÓIndirect speech
    *Conditional sentences Type 1
    ÓConditional sentences Type 2
    *Conditional sentences Type 2, 3
    ÓNo changes


    Ex : “ I will come to see you if i have time”, said John.
    Ó John said that he would come to see me if he had time.
    “ If I had enough money now, i would buy this car”, said Mary.
    Ó Mary said that if she had enough money then, she would buy that car.

    Thanks.

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    Re: direct speech - indirect speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Vu Hien View Post
    Is it fine?

    Direct speech
    ÓIndirect speech
    *Conditional sentences Type 1
    ÓConditional sentences Type 2
    *Conditional sentences Type 2, 3
    ÓNo changes


    Ex : “ I will come to see you if I have time," said John.
    Ó John said xxx he would come to see me if he had time.
    “ If I had enough money now, I would buy this car," said Mary.
    Ó Mary said that if she had enough money xxx, she would buy that car.

    Thanks.
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    Re: direct speech - indirect speech

    thank you for your correcting.
    i'd like you to reaffirm that Conditional sentences Type 2 & 3 aren't changed in tense in indirect speech.
    Eg. is the rewritten sentence wrong?
    " If I met you now, I would take you to a wonderful place," said Tom
    ___> Tom said that if he had met me then, he would have taken me to a wonderful place.

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