Someone called you an hour ago. He said his name is/was Jack. Which is correct and why? Thanks!
Dec 3, 2014 10:31 AM
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If you follow the basic rule of reported/indirect Speech, whereby the tenses are shifted one stage back, the correct form is 'was'. Direct speech: He said: 'My name is Jack' Indirect speech: He said his name was Jack.
December 3, 2014
He said his name was Jack. This is correct because: -You are referring to the phone call that occurred in the past -The sentence says "He SAID
December 3, 2014
was[ is correct answer]
December 3, 2014
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