Interested in Language
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.
Yes, they are, but #2 is by far the more colloquial way of saying it.
I'd choose 2.
I'd also say that 1. is the reported version of "Yes, I had stolen the car."