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    #1

    no object

    change into indirect: she says,"She can not help you"
    this sentence has no object.then what is the rule?


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    Re: no object

    Quote Originally Posted by amirmkd View Post
    change into indirect: she says,"She can not help you"
    this sentence has no object.then what is the rule?
    "you' is the subject here. that is, if the girl is talking to amirmkd, you are the object. the girl is talking to you, amirmkd.
    so when it is changed into indirect speech, it would be like this :
    1. She said that she could not help me.

    There is a slight ambiguity in this. because. the girl who is talking is referring to another female who expressed her unability to help you.
    so, when we change it into indirect speech, as we did in 1, it will mean the speaker was not able to help you, which it is not.
    if the other female had a name, like Annie, we can put it like this
    She said that Annie could not help me.

    hope you get it

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    Re: no object

    Very useful, thanks!

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