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    Reported speech. Have I got these sentences right?

    Hello, everyone.

    I am not certain whether I have correctly changed the original sentences into reported speech. I would like to hear your thoughts on the subject.

    A)

    He said:"I must be at work at three and my boss will confirm that I was there."

    He said he had to be at work at three and his boss would confirm that he had been there.

    B)

    He asked:"Would a later train get you there?"

    He asked if a later train would have got him there.

    C)

    He said:"I suggest that you are not telling the truth."

    He said he suggested that he was not telling the truth.

    Many thanks

    Richard

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    Re: Reported speech. Have I got these sentences right?

    A)
    He said he had to be at work at three and his boss would confirm that he had been there. (or "that he was there [at three]" )
    C)
    [He said] he suggested that he (or I/he/she) was not telling the truth. (or "they were not")

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