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    indirect speech

    Hi again,

    James : I didnt eat sushi yesterday

    1 : James said that He had not eaten sushi the day before ...

    2: James says that He didnt eat sushi yesterday

    the second sentence is correct ?

    Thanks
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    reported speechhh

    Hi again,

    James : I didnt eat sushi yesterday

    1 : James said that He had not eaten sushi the day before ...

    2: James says that He didnt eat sushi yesterday

    the second sentence is correct ?

    Thanks

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    Re: indirect speech

    Quote Originally Posted by esmaa View Post
    Hi again,

    James : I didnt eat sushi yesterday.

    1 : James said that he had not eaten sushi the day before.

    2: James says that he didn't eat sushi yesterday.

    Is the second sentence is correct?

    Thanks.
    With your first sentence, it doesn't matter what day it is now. James could have made the statement yesterday or a year ago and you would still be reporting what he had said at the time.

    Your second sentence would only work if he actually made the statement today and the statement was about yesterday.

    In addition, please see the amendments I have made to your post in red:

    - The only pronoun we capitalise every time is the first person singular (so you only write "He" at the beginning of a sentence).
    - Remember to put a full stop at the end of every sentence.
    - Remember to start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - Do not put a space before a question mark.

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    Re: indirect speech

    - and don't post the same question for a second time with a deliberately misspelt title.

    Rover

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