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Can one say
a. His secretary said she would call me the next day but she never did.

b. His secretary said she would call me tomorrow but she never did.

c. Last week, Jane said she would pay me a visit me tomorrow, but I can't stay tomorrow.

d. Last week, Jane said she will pay me a visit me tomorrow, but I can't stay home tomorrow.

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Can one say
a. His secretary said she would call me the next day, but she never did. Fine, if you add that comma.

b. His secretary said she would call me tomorrow​, but she never did. This makes no sense. Tomorrow isn't here yet. You could say, "His secretary said, "I'll call you tomorrow," but she never did.

c. Last week, Jane said she would pay me a visit me tomorrow, but I can't stay tomorrow. Not clear. Stay where?

d. Last week, Jane said she will pay me a visit me tomorrow, but I can't stay home tomorrow. Much better.
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At least in American English, you need commas to separate the parts of compound sentences.

I know a bar that has a sign that says "Free beer tomorrow!"
 

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c. Last week, Jane said she would pay me a visit me tomorrow, but I can't stay tomorrow.

d. Last week, Jane said she will pay me a visit me tomorrow, but I can't stay home tomorrow.

It's pay me a visit or, visit me; not both.
 

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Thank you both so much.

So

e. She said she will visit me tomorrow.
f. She said she would visit me tomorrow.


are both correct if we are talking about the day after the day on which the sentence is uttered.
Say the sentence is uttered on Wednesday November 1st, and she said she would/will visit me on Thursday November 2nd. Let us assume she said that a week ago.

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Thank you both so much.

[STRIKE]So[/STRIKE]

e. She said she will visit me tomorrow.
f. She said she would visit me tomorrow.

Are both correct if we are talking about the day after the day on which the sentence is uttered?
Say the sentence is uttered on Wednesday November 1st, and she said she would/will visit me on Thursday November 2nd. Let us assume she said that a week ago.


Many thanks.

A week ago, she told me she would visit me tomorrow.
 

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And more likely to be heard than read.
 

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Thank you both so much.

So

e. She said she will visit me tomorrow.
f. She said she would visit me tomorrow.


Are both correct if we are talking about the day after the day on which the sentence is uttered​?
Say the sentence is uttered on Wednesday November 1st, and she said she would/will visit me on Thursday November 2nd. Let us assume she said that a week ago.

Many thanks.

Yes. If she's visiting you tomorrow, it's fine to say so. You just can't call yesterday tomorrow.

American musician Willie Nelson sang: "Three days filled with pain and sorrow: yesterday, today, and tomorrow!"
 
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