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    He had said he shall rise on the third day.

    Is it right to use shall in reported speech? Please advise which of the following in the correct usage.

    He had said that he shall rise on the third day.

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    He had said that he would rise on the third day.

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    Re: He had said he shall rise on the third day.

    The first is not correct. The second is fine, provided context justifies the past perfect of 'he had said'.

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    Smile Re: He had said he shall rise on the third day.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    The first is not correct. The second is fine, provided context justifies the past perfect of 'he had said'.
    Thank you very much, Sir.


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    Re: He had said he shall rise on the third day.

    Quote Originally Posted by learnslow View Post
    Thank you very much. , Sir.

    1. Please don't refer to users here as "Sir'. It excludes our female members and, even if you're right about the sex, it's overly formal.
    2. There is no need to write a new post to say "Thank you". Clicking on the "Thank" button is enough.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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