View Poll Results: Which sounds better if you are reporting a phone call you've just received?

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  • He said he's not coming in today because he is sick.

    5 100.00%
  • He said he was not coming in today because he was sick.

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Thread: Indirect Speech

  1. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    #1

    Indirect Speech

    Does the time of reporting matter?

  2. Webmaster, UsingEnglish.com
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    #2
    Yes.
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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