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    Teacher, are these sentences OK? If I need to change "next Wednesday", what should I say?

    I spoke to Mr. Smith's assistant yesterday and she said she was unsure if he had written a report on the training program. She asked me to call her next Wednesday and at that time she would let me know the answer.

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    Re: reported speech

    Quote Originally Posted by thomas615 View Post
    Teacher, are these sentences OK? If I need to change "next Wednesday", what should I say?

    I spoke to Mr. Smith's assistant yesterday and she said she was unsure if he had written a report on the training program. She asked me to call her next Wednesday and at that time she would let me know the answer.
    If you are reporting this in the the week before "next Wednesday", then it's OK, though it would be simpler to use ", when" rather than "and at that time".

    If you are reporting it in the week of "next Wednesday", then you could say "on Wednesday" on Monday, "tomorrow" on Tuesday and "today" on Wednesday.

    Reporting it at any other time, use "the following Wednesday"

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