Is that logical?

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Is that logical?

Unread post by Mr.Libyan » Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:26 pm

(1)direct: what is your name?
(2)undirect: she asked me: what my name was?

In (2): doesn't that give a sence that my name has changed?

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Unread post by John76 » Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:28 pm

1) What is your name?
2) She asked me what my name was.

it does not mean her named changed

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Unread post by taskbased » Sun Jun 10, 2007 11:03 am

A: what's your name?
If you want to repport any interrogative sentence we follow some procedures like the tense , the reporting verb that we should use, and the type of the statement itself
Here since the statement is a question we repoted as the foolwing
He asked me what was my name
the verb to be in the active voice is the present time, it changes to past time IS become WAS
This does not mean that you name changes, by what changes here the time of action , the act od asking about your name. the question took place in the past, therefore while reporting such statment IS turn to be WAS.[/b]

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