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    A very confusing case of reported speech

    Could you tell me whether or not the sequence of tenses here is correct?

    They have told me they still do not know when the main power station will be repaired and they agreed that until it is (or was?) fixed, there will (or would) be no supply of electric current.

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    Re: A very confusing case of reported speech

    Quote Originally Posted by ChessEnthusiast View Post

    They have told me they still do not know when the main power station will be repaired and they agreed that until it is fixed, there will be no supply of electric current.
    Those are the more appropriate forms, in my opinion. That is the situation at the time their words are reported.

    Backshifting is possible after 'they agreed', so the forms that you put in brackets are acceptable.

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