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hi I have just one quick question...

If I have to put a sentence from direct into indirect speech, what do I replace the word "soon" with?

just like:

He said, "He'll be in trouble soon"

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He said that he'd be in trouble ..... [?]

Do I have to replace it just like "last month" >> "the month before" 'n' stuff?

Thanks in advance!!! :D
 

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I see no need to change it- you could use something like 'a bit later' if you like. ;-)

Welcome, Vin. :hi:
 

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Anonymous said:
hi I have just one quick question...

If I have to put a sentence from direct into indirect speech, what do I replace the word "soon" with?

just like:

He said, "He'll be in trouble soon"

>>

He said that he'd be in trouble ..... [?]

Do I have to replace it just like "last month" >> "the month before" 'n' stuff?

Thanks in advance!!! :D

I agree with TDOL. "Soon" is not one of those adverbs that needs to be changed. :wink:
 
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MikeNewYork said:
Anonymous said:
hi I have just one quick question...

If I have to put a sentence from direct into indirect speech, what do I replace the word "soon" with?

just like:

He said, "He'll be in trouble soon"

>>

He said that he'd be in trouble ..... [?]

Do I have to replace it just like "last month" >> "the month before" 'n' stuff?

Thanks in advance!!! :D

I agree with TDOL. "Soon" is not one of those adverbs that needs to be changed. :wink:

"A short time from then" would also work, but I also agree that it's not necessary to change it.
 

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You're welcome. ;-)
 
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