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    here and this in reported speech

    Is it possible to say in reported speech "this'' instead of "that" or ''here" instead of "there"?

    "She said she had been walking this dog since she bought it from a pet-shop."

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    "She said to me that her dog alway sleeps here under the porch."

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    Re: here and this in reported speech

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Is it possible to say in reported speech "this'' instead of "that" or ''here" instead of "there"?

    "She said she had been walking this dog since she bought it from a pet-shop."

    OR

    "She said to me that her dog alway sleeps here under the porch."
    Only if the dog is present at the time of the first utterance, and if the speakers are standing under the porch at the time of the second utterance.

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