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    Post direct indirect

    Dir: John says:"I will go to London tomorrow."

    Indir: John says that he will go to London tomorrow.


    Dir: John will say:"I will go to London tomorrow."

    Indir: John will say that he will go to London the next day.


    Are the two indirect statements correct? Please guide and confirm. Thanks.

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    Re: direct indirect

    Yes, but I don't know that anybody would say it the way it is said in the second one.
    Last edited by Tarheel; 23-May-2016 at 03:49. Reason: Edited to make more sense.

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    Re: direct indirect

    Quote Originally Posted by Rahul Desai View Post
    Dir: John says: [space] "I will go to London tomorrow."

    Indir: John says that he will go to London tomorrow.


    Dir: John will say: [space] "I will go to London tomorrow." You're not likely to know what John will say until he says it.

    Indir: John will say that he will go to London the next day. This has the same problem. It's also unlikely.


    Are the two indirect statements correct? Please guide and confirm. Thanks.
    They're grammatical, but the second one isn't very useful.

    Put spaces after colons.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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