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    He admitted to stealing/having stolen the car

    I've got a sentence:
    "Yes, I stole the car," he said.

    When I change it into reported speech, are both versions correct:
    1. He admitted to having stolen the car.
    2. He admitted to stealing the car.

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    Yes.

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    Re: He admitted to stealing/having stolen the car

    Yes, they are, but #2 is by far the more colloquial way of saying it.

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    Re: He admitted to stealing/having stolen the car

    I'd choose 2.
    I'd also say that 1. is the reported version of "Yes, I had stolen the car."

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