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    "Going to" in indirect speech

    Hi,

    Are the sentences given below correct? Especially sentence (a)?


    a).

    "I was going to call him but I couldn't."

    He said that he was going to call him.


    b).

    "I was trying to reach his phone."

    He said that he had been trying to reach his phone.



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    Re: "Going to" in indirect speech

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertT View Post
    Hi,

    Are the sentences given below correct? Especially sentence (a)?


    a).

    "I was going to call him but I couldn't."

    He said that he was going to call him but couldn't.


    b).

    "I was trying to reach his phone."

    He said that he had been trying to reach his phone. OK



    Thank you
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