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    Question about a title for Reported Speech

    Hi teachers,
    The sentence below is a title. My question is, I shouldn't use an 's' after 'adverb' and 'demostrative' because those words are adjectives modifying 'changes', aren't they?
    Another question, 'Do I need any commas in it?'

    Timeand Place Adverb and Demonstrative Changes in Reported Speech

    Thanks in advance.


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    Re: Question about a title for Reported Speech

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi teachers,
    The sentence below is a title. My question is, I shouldn't use an 's' after 'adverb' and 'demostrative' because those words are adjectives modifying 'changes', aren't they?
    Another question, 'Do I need any commas in it?'

    Timeand Place Adverb and Demonstrative Changes in Reported Speech

    Thanks in advance.
    It reads awkwardly at the moment. I read it as Time-and-Place-Adverb and Demonstrative-Changes. How about 'Reported Speech: Changes in Adverbs of Time and Place and in Demonstratives'?

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    Re: Question about a title for Reported Speech

    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply.
    This was my original one, 'Subject Pronoun, Possessive Adjective, and Possessive Pronoun Changes in Reported Speech'?
    According to your correction, it should be:
    Reported Speech: Changes in
    Subject Pronouns, Possessive Adjectives, and Pronouns. Right?

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    Re: Question about a title for Reported Speech

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    According to your correction, it should be:
    Reported Speech: Changes in
    Subject Pronouns, Possessive Adjectives, and Pronouns. Right?
    I think it's clearer. In the original, the important word 'Changes' is left to the very end, and it could, conceivably, apply only to 'Possessive Pronoun'.

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    Re: Question about a title for Reported Speech

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I think it's clearer. In the original, the important word 'Changes' is left to the very end, and it could, conceivably, apply only to 'Possessive Pronoun'.
    Hi,
    I do agree with it. Thank you.

    Learning

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