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    People said corona cases will reduce once the temperature

    1) People said corona cases will reduce once the temperature goes up in the summer.

    2) People said that corona cases would reduce once the temperature went up in the summer.

    3) Amy said she will give me the information in regard to this case once it has been resolved.

    4) Amy told me that she would give me the information in regard to this case once it had been resolved.

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    Re: People said corona cases will reduce once the temperature

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    1) People said the number of corona cases will reduce once the temperature goes up in the summer.
    2) People said that the number of corona cases would reduce once the temperature went up in the summer.

    3) Amy said she will give me the information in regard to this case once it has been resolved.

    4) Amy told me that she would give me the information in regard to this case once it had been resolved.
    They're grammatical.
    Last edited by Charlie Bernstein; 30-May-2020 at 20:00.
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    Re: People said corona cases will reduce once the temperature

    Sentence 1 would be said before the summer starts.
    Sentence 2 would be said after summer starts. (It could be said whether the number of Covid cases reduced or not.)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: People said corona cases will reduce once the temperature

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Sentence 1 would be said before the summer starts.
    Sentence 2 would be said after summer starts. (It could be said whether the number of Covid cases reduced or not.)
    But if I use "Said" without "That" then I just need to say what they said without changing the tense but if I use "That" after "Said" then I need to change the tense because these should be passive sentences. Am I correct?

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    Re: People said corona cases will reduce once the temperature

    It makes no difference to the tenses in the reported statement whether you use said, said that, told me or told me that.

    It makes no difference whether the verbs in the reported statement are in active or passive mood.
    Last edited by Piscean; 31-May-2020 at 16:51. Reason: typo
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    Re: People said corona cases will reduce once the temperature

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    It makes no difference to the tenses in the reported statement whether you use said, said that, told me or told me that.

    It makes no difference whether the verbs in the reported statement are in active or passive mood.
    So that means I can use I can use with present or past. It doesn't make any difference.

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    Re: People said corona cases will reduce once the temperature

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    It makes no difference to the tenses in the reported statement whether you use said, said that, told me or told me that.

    It makes no difference whether the verbs in the reported statement are in active or passive mood.
    I read in the grammar book that tense needs to be changed(written by Raymond Murphy).

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    Re: People said corona cases will reduce once the temperature

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    It makes no difference to the tenses in the reported statement whether you use said, said that, told me or told me that.

    It makes no difference whether the verbs in the reported statement are in active or passive mood.
    Actually, I was talking about the direct and the reported speech.

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    Re: People said corona cases will reduce once the temperature

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    It makes no difference to the tenses in the reported statement whether you use said, said that, told me or told me that.

    It makes no difference whether the verbs in the reported statement are in active or passive mood.
    Tom said New York is more lively.

    Tom said that New York was more lively.

    It is written that we can change the verb into the past as well.

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    Re: People said corona cases will reduce once the temperature

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