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    #1

    Indirect speecth

    Dear Teacher

    The teacher said that the earth is round.

    The teacher said that the earth was round.

    I believe both sentences are correct? If so, which is more correct?

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: Indirect speecth

    Yes, they're both correct. When something is still true at the time of reporting, especially facts, then we tend not to change the verb, so I would use 'is'.

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