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    Question reported speech after 'according to'

    Can you also use the tense shift after 'according to' like in the following sentence? According to the CEO profits were much higher this year.


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    Re: reported speech after 'according to'

    Yes, your sentence is very nearly correct; it just needs a comma after "CEO."

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    Re: reported speech after 'according to'

    Thank you, Heterological!

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