Show the difference in meaning:           Tom said he loved Sara.                          Tom said he had loved Sara. 

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Gustavo, Contributor posted:

Tom: I love Sara -> Tom said he loved Sara.

Tom: I loved Sara -> Tom said he had loved Sara.

Tom:l love Sara............. Is also correct to "report it as follows .... Tom said he loves Sara."? 

Wael Shaltoot posted:

Tom:l love Sara............. Is also correct to "report it as follows .... Tom said he loves Sara."? 

You can say that only if the statement is recent and Tom still loves Sara.

Last edited by Gustavo, Contributor

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