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What did Wiliam tell James? He told him to fax ... to New York.
My sentence is this one "Fax this report to New York.
Does "this" change here? What does it change to?
Direct speech: William told James, "Fax this report to New York right away." (William's exact words)
Indirect speech: William told James to fax the report to New York. (William's exact meaning, but not his exact words) You could also say: William told James to fax this report or that report depending on the context.