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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?
Please help me.
Thank you so much in advance.
"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.
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.
Reported speech, Engee, reported speech!! Focus.
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"?
Please help me. Please answer my second question: Why doesn't "the day before" need something to follow it in reported speech?