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    Default Reported speech: Could "tomorrow" be changed into "the day after"?

    I wonder if "tomorrow" in direct speech could be changed into "the day after" in indirect speech instead of "the next/following day" as usual. Because yesterday is changed into "the day before" and "the day after tomorrow" is changed into "2 days after", so could it be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by linhtho0211 View Post
    I wonder if "tomorrow" in direct speech could be changed into "the day after" in indirect speech instead of "the next/following day" as usual. Because yesterday is changed into "the day before" and "the day after tomorrow" is changed into "2 days after", so could it be?
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    Yes, it could be.

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    Default Re: Reported speech: Could "tomorrow" be changed into "the day after"?

    As in:

    "I am going to the beach tomorrow."

    He said he was going to the beach the day after.

    The day after what? His birthday?

    Don't try it in an exam - or worse - an English Entrance Exam.

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    Cool Re: Reported speech: Could "tomorrow" be changed into "the day after"?

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    As in:

    "I am going to the beach tomorrow."

    He said he was going to the beach the day after.

    The day after what? His birthday?

    Don't try it in an exam - or worse - an English Entrance Exam.
    Why would you want to see something after after? It's an adverb, and you don't need to add anything there.

    On Friday, the mayor was still willing to stand for re-election. But the day after/the next day/the following day he announced that he wouldn't be a candidate for re-election.

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    Default Re: Reported speech: Could "tomorrow" be changed into "the day after"?

    Reported speech, Engee, reported speech!! Focus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
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    Isn't the following an example sentence of reported speech? I think it is.

    (But) the day after/the next day/the following day he announced that he wouldn't be a candidate for re-election.

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    Default Re: Reported speech: Could "tomorrow" be changed into "the day after"?

    But David, what about "the day before" in reported speech? "Yesterday" in direct speech is usually changed into "the day before". Why doesn't it need something to follow "before"?

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    Default Re: Reported speech: Could "tomorrow" be changed into "the day after"?

    Please help me. Please answer my second question: Why doesn't "the day before" need something to follow it in reported speech?

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