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    Reported Speech

    John said, "When I leave college next year, I'm thinking of joining the army."

    Reported speech: John said that when he left college the following year, he was thinking of joining the army.

    Instead of 'the following year', what other phrase can I use?

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    Re: Reported Speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    John said, "When I leave college next year, I'm thinking of joining the army." This is not the best way to say it.

    Reported speech: John said that when he left college the following year, he was thinking of joining the army. This is a correct sentence if it is referring to the past.

    Instead of 'the following year', what other phrase can I use?

    Thanks.
    "I'm thinking of joining the army when I leave college next year."

    John said he is thinking of joining the army when he leaves college next year.

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    Re: Reported Speech

    If we are referring to the past, then the next year is possible.

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