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    indirect question

    The weather report said it won’t last long. It ought to pass quickly.

    Said she's planning a March vacay.

    I have learned that in indirect report, the main phrase should follow the tense preceding. So i thought won't should be wouldn't and is planing to was planning.

    Please explain for me. Thanks.

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    Re: indirect question

    Those aren't questions.

    Will it pass quickly?
    Did the report say it will pass quickly?

    Is she planning a vacation for March?
    Excuse me - did you just ask if she is planning a vacation in March?

    Those are embedded questions.

    {not a teacher}

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