intense do/did in reported speech

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intense do/did in reported speech

Postby googl » Mon Oct 11, 2004 7:09 am

Dear Alan,

how should I report (indirect speech) the sentence "I do work"? I've got 3 ideas:

1) I said that I did work
2) I said that I really worked
3) I exclaimed that I worked

If the 1. is correct, then how should I report "I did work"? (past perfect is not possible with intense)

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Re: intense do/did in reported speech

Postby Alan » Mon Oct 11, 2004 9:45 am

how should I report (indirect speech) the sentence "I do work"? I've got 3 ideas:

1) I said that I did work
2) I said that I really worked
3) I exclaimed that I worked
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All possible.

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If the 1. is correct, then how should I report "I did work"? (past perfect is not possible with intense)

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There's nothing wrong with I said that I HAD worked with stress on 'had', since the working is a past event in relation to the time of speaking.


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