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    #1

    you still haven't confirmed whether you'll come / you'd come ?

    Which version sounds more correct? In English classes I was always taught to "shift one tense back" when reporting/quoting what someone said (or didn't say) e.g. "I will be coming" -> "He said he'd (he would) be coming". But in the sentence in the subject, I'd go for "whether you'll come", I'm not sure why, it just sounds more natural. Which is correct?

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    Re: you still haven't confirmed whether you'll come / you'd come ?

    You don't always have to backshift- if you're talking about facts or things that are still true at the time of reporting, we often don't backshift.

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    #3

    Re: you still haven't confirmed whether you'll come / you'd come ?

    I would use:

    You still haven't confirmed whether you'll come.
    You still haven't confirmed whether you're coming.

    I prefer the second but that's just for my own usage.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: you still haven't confirmed whether you'll come / you'd come ?

    Is “he would be coming” grammatically accepted?

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