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    #1

    reported speech

    Hi there
    I have a question about how the following words change when they are used in the reported speech.
    1- yet
    2- later
    thx

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    #2

    Re: reported speech

    They don't have to change automatically.

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    #3

    Re: reported speech

    But one way to change them, if required, could be "at that time" and "at a later time" respectively.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #4

    Re: reported speech

    Please note that "thx" is not an English word.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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