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    reported speech

    He says "I have never seen this report before" "I am not involved in the production of this report"

    My answer:

    He said he had never seen this report before and that he was not involved in its production.

    Is that correct

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    Re: reported speech

    It's correct as long as "this" report is in front of you, or equally close. Otherwise, change "this" to "the" -- assuming your audience knows the report you are talking about. The tenses are fine.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: reported speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Otherwise, change "this" to "the" --
    or to "that".

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