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    • Join Date: Apr 2007
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    Question Is this Correct?

    Friends,

    Change the following into Indirect statement.

    1) Joan said, "I am waiting for sue."
    Joan said that she is waiting for Sue (Correct isn't it?)

    But the following rule:
    If the reporting verb is in the present tense, the tenses of the direct speech do not change!

    Does this rule applies to the answer? Isn't it?
    any suggestions?

    Thanks
    jacob

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    Re: Is this Correct?

    Welcome, edusolutions.

    The reporting verb is underlined:

    Present: Joan says she is waiting for Sue.
    Past: Joan said that she was waiting for Sue.

    Does that help?


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    Re: Is this Correct?

    Ku.. ku.. kuul

    thanks for pointing it out.

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    Re: Is this Correct?

    You're most welcome.

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