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Hi, Teacher
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I practiced changing direct speech to reported speech.
For example, He said to me, 'I'm going to be late.'
to change it to reported speech, it could be 'He told me that he was going to be late.'
But i wonder if 'He said to me that he was going to be late' is also grammatically correct.
Do I have to change 'said to me' in the direct speech to 'told me' in the reported speech?
I think 'said to me' in the direct speech is likely to be correct in grammar as well as meaning
What do you think?

<2>Which is better?
①Today we're going to study 'the passive'
②Today we're going to learn 'the passive'.
I heard that language is not studied but learned..
so when we talk about grammar, which is better, 'learn grammar' or 'study grammar'?

to be continued..
 

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Hi, Teacher
<1>
I practiced changing direct speech to reported speech.
For example, He said to me, 'I'm going to be late.'
to change it to reported speech, it could be 'He told me that he was going to be late.'
But i wonder if 'He said to me that he was going to be late' is also grammatically correct.
Do I have to change 'said to me' in the direct speech to 'told me' in the reported speech?
I think 'said to me' in the direct speech is likely to be correct in grammar as well as meaning
What do you think?

<2>Which is better?
①Today we're going to study 'the passive'
②Today we're going to learn 'the passive'.
I heard that language is not studied but learned..
so when we talk about grammar, which is better, 'learn grammar' or 'study grammar'?

to be continued..

Both told me and said to me are correct. Told me is the most common usage.

Learn and study are not exactly the same but can both be used here.
 
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