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  1. eggcracker's Avatar
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    The following day is incorrect?

    I searched on Google because of grammar about 'reported speech'. The left on below is what typed. I understood I did mistake or error about the word 'will' and it should be 'would', but isn't it correct to change 'tomorrow' into 'the following day'? I learnt 'the following day' and 'the next day' are both unobjectionable when changing sentence structure like this before from a book.


    5) Emily:"Our teacher will go to Leipzig tomorrow."
    Emily said that her teacher will go to Leipzig the following day..
    Correct answer: Emily:"Our teacher will go to Leipzig tomorrow."
    Emily said that their teacher would go to Leipzig the next day





    Sources from Reported speech - statements with expressions of time - English

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    Re: The following day is incorrect?

    There is no difference between "the following day" and "the next day" in this context.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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