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I have 3 questions about reported speech.
1) it is time
He said ‘It is time you swam.’
He said (that) it is time I swam vs He said (that) it was time I had swum.
2)The verb 'be'
He said ‘I was at home.’
He said (that) he was at home vs He said (that) he had been at home.
3)If clause (type 2 & 3)
He said ‘If I were rich, I would buy that car.’
He said that if he were rich he would buy that car vs He said that if he had been rich he would have bought that car.
Thanks all the answers, but I couldn't understand the first one.
He said ‘It is time you swam.
He said that it was time that I swam.
My question is why didn't you change the verb 'swam' which is past simple to past perfect tense?
He said that it was time I had swum. (Is that not ok?)