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What is the correct pronoun in the reported sentences below?

“Can you telephone from inter-city trains?” said the businessman.

The businessman asked if YOU could telephone from inter-city trains.
The businessman asked if HE could telephone from inter-city trains.

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    The businessman asked if IT WAS POSSIBLE TO telephone from inter-city trains.

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    "You" would be used if asking about people in general (anyone who wanted to).
    "He" would be used if he was only inquiring about himself.

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