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He said , 'I am tired'.
Grammar books teach us to change 'Direct speech' to 'reported speech' as follows:
e.g He said that she was tired.
In spoken conversations, is it correct for us to use a present tense rather a past tense when we report a conversation? My examples are as follows:-
1. He said he is tired.
2. He told me he is tired.
Last edited by Winwin2011; 01-Mar-2014 at 09:54.