Lesson 1 - Grammar - FASHION AND CLOTHES - Page2
But it’s different if the sentence is introduced in the past tense (She said, You told me). Do you remember Anna (Lesson 2 - L&S, Functions, Pronunciation - ECOLOGY)? She couldn’t believe her friend Jessica was in San Francisco, so she said:
But you told me you were not going anywhere!
When they were talking before the holidays, Jessica said:
“I’m not going anywhere.”
She said she was not going anywhere.
When we report what someone said in the past (He said..., She told me...., They explained....), the tenses in that sentence are changed:
present continuous → past continuous
simple present → simple past
simple past → past perfect
future: will → would