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Verb Tense Changes in Reported Speech


When searching the web, I found a course by Kelly Robart about Quoted and Reported Speech. The author stated this:

1- Quoted Speech
     Sue said, “I study English.”

2-Reported Speech          (formal or later reporting)
    Sue said she studied English.

3- Reported Speech          (conversational or  immediate reporting)
    Sue said she studies English.

Is what he states true?


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