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    #1

    would rather, would like , wish

    Hi,

    I have read that in indirect speech, unreal past tenses after '
    wish, would rather/ sooner and it is time do' not change:

    ''I would rather go to the concert tonight'' she said.
    1-She said that she would rather go to the concert that night.(reported days later) (This is what I have seen in the page)

    But my opinion, if the sentence reported days later, we must change the time and the tense, is that right?

    2- She said that she would rather have gone to the concert that night. (reported days later)
    3-She said that she would rather go to the concert tonight. (reported on the same day)

    Thanks...

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    Re: would rather, would like , wish

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hi,

    I have read that in indirect speech, unreal past tenses after '
    wish, would rather/ sooner and it is time do' not change:

    ''I would rather go to the concert tonight'' she said.
    1-She said that she would rather go to the concert that night.(reported days later) (This is what I have seen in the page)

    But my opinion, if the sentence reported days later, we must change the time and the tense, is that right?

    2- She said that she would rather have gone to the concert that night. (reported days later)
    3-She said that she would rather go to the concert tonight. (reported on the same day)

    Thanks...

    Would you like to go to the cinema tonight?
    I would rather go to a concert tonight.
    She said she would rather go to a concert tonight. (Said on the same day, before evening.)
    She said she would rather have gone to a concert last night. (Said the next day.)
    She said she would rather have gone to a concert that night. (Said a few days later.)

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    Re: would rather, would like , wish

    Thanks for the answer... But I can't figure out how to use 'would like' for the past way.

    ''I would like to go to the cinema tonight'' she said.
    She said that she would like to go to the cinema that night.
    (Said a few days later.)
    Is that OK?

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    Re: would rather, would like , wish

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Thanks for the answer... But I can't figure out how to use 'would like' for the past way.

    ''I would like to go to the cinema tonight'' she said.
    She said that she would like to go to the cinema that night.
    (Said a few days later.)
    Is that OK?
    She said she would have liked to go to the cinema that night.

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