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    reported time expressions

    Today That day
    Tonight That night
    This week That week
    Last week The previous week/The week before
    Last night The previous night/The night before
    Yesterday The previous day/The day before
    Now Then/At that time
    Tomorrow The next day/The following day
    Next week The following week
    Next month The following month
    Ten minutes later In ten minutes
    Ten minutes ago Ten minutes before/Ten minutes earlier
    The day before yesterday Two days before
    The day after tomorrow In two days’ time
    This (time) That
    This (adjective) That/The
    Here There

    Is that chart correct?
    Last edited by adrenalinman; 26-Apr-2017 at 00:42. Reason: adding an alternative

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    Re: reported time expressions

    We'd need to consider each one in an example sentence in order to check. For example, "The day before yesterday" could become "Two days before" or "Two days earlier" in reported speech. "Here" wouldn't necessarily become "there". It could stay as "here". It all depends on context.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: reported time expressions

    Did you create that chart, adrenalinman? If not, please name the source and author.

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    Re: reported time expressions

    I did it. I searched from different sources.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 27-Apr-2017 at 07:44.

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    #5

    Re: reported time expressions

    But the meaning is the same with these alternatives, right? (...before, ...earlier)

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    We'd need to consider each one in an example sentence in order to check. For example, "The day before yesterday" could become "Two days before" or "Two days earlier" in reported speech. "Here" wouldn't necessarily become "there". It could stay as "here". It all depends on context.

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