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I have to complete the verbs in this letter and it goes like this:
Dear Sue, thank you for your letter which I got last week. It was really good to hear from you. You said you had seen(I have to use "Saw") Angela a few weeks back, but you didn't say how she was/had been ("Be").
Then is it better to say:
It's a bit untidy at the moment because it is decorating, but it'll be fine.
It's a bit untidy at the moment because it has been decorating, but it'll be fine.
Thank you very much in advance.
I agree with ems.
In answer to the original question in your title, (non-) speech introduced by 'X didn't say (that)' is reported (non-) speech.
Oh I'm such a fool, I didn't notice that, however is it better to use passive present continuous or present perfect continuous. In this case, I think the second sounds better but I might be wrong...