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    Reported speech

    If somebody says: I'm travelling tomorrow, are the following correct?:
    He told me he was going to travel tomorrow.
    He told me he was travelling tomorrow.
    He told me he is travelling tomorrow.

    ​Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by ronao; 20-Sep-2015 at 02:29. Reason: to correct a typo

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    #2

    Re: Reported speech

    Except for the typo in number 2 (que), they all work.

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    #3

    Re: Reported speech

    Note these only work if it's the same day he said it.

    If he said this Monday and it's now Tuesday or Wednesday or a month later, then you need to say "today" or "yesterday" or "the next day" respectively.
    Last edited by Barb_D; 20-Sep-2015 at 01:54.
    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

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Except for the typo in number 2 (que), they all work.
    I have a new doubt now, MikeNewYork. What about he told me he would be travelling tomorrow?
    ​Thanks again!

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    #5

    Re: Reported speech

    Quote Originally Posted by ronao View Post
    What about he told me he would be travelling tomorrow?
    That's possible, but read Barb's post again.
    Last edited by Barb_D; 20-Sep-2015 at 22:08.

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    #6

    Re: Reported speech

    Nothing warms the cockles of my heart like finding out a poster doesn't believe us and has to post in another forum for confirmation: https://www.englishforums.com/Englis...jcphw/post.htm
    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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    Re: Reported speech

    I am often surprised that these posters seem to think that they are the only ones who play in more than one forum.

    As I have said more than once, asking questions in more than one forum wastes the time of people who respond to a question that has already received a response in another one. If members have doubts about responses here, raise your doubts here - don't just check up on us on other forums. If you don't get satisfaction here, then at least inform people on other forums what you have been told here, so that they don't waste time telling you what you have already been told.
    Last edited by Piscean; 20-Sep-2015 at 22:33. Reason: error corrected

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    #8

    Re: Reported speech

    There is nothing better than warm cockles.

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    #9

    Re: Reported speech

    I"m going to make some warm cookies. Those are even better.
    Except eventually they cool. But even so, I think cool cookies beat warm cockles? No?
    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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    #10

    Re: Reported speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Nothing warms the cockles of my heart like finding out a poster doesn't believe us and has to post in another forum for confirmation: https://www.englishforums.com/Englis...jcphw/post.htm
    Why do you say some of us don't believe you? We are a group of students sharing books, forums and computers and we are continuosly passing information among us. This doesn't mean, as far as I am concerned, that I need confirmation in another forum. As we are all studying the same subjects, when an answer is delayed, some of us try to get it from another source. I think there is nothing wrong in doing so.
    I'm sorry if this situation has upset you all because during these two months I've been in touch with you, you all have been very kind to me and I'm very grateful for that.
    Thanks for everything, Barb_D.

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