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Direct speech question I won't see you tomorrow => She said that she wouldn't see me tomorrow. I have a question: why we don't use 'the next day' instead of 'tomorrow'? Thanks.
Jul 15, 2019 4:45 AM
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You would use 'the next day' if this happened several days ago. But if she said it today, we would say tomorrow, because that is still tomorrow. Does that make sense? Here's another example: Last Thursday, my sister said she'd go to the post office to buy stamps for me the next day. I asked her about it today, and she admitted that she had forgotten to go. She said she'll go tomorrow. I hope she doesn't forget again!
July 15, 2019
It's a good question. I think you should. Otherwise, the reported speech has to take place on the same day as the direct speech, as you imply.
July 15, 2019
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July 15, 2019
rook
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