Element FORM/USE: TEMPORAL SHIFTS, FUTURE
SuperCat REPORTED SPEECH
SubCat reported speech
Lexical Range N/A
Level B1
Cando Can report speech about events in the future with and without backshifts for words relating to time.
Corrected Learner Example At the airport they told him to come the next morning. (Switzerland; B1 THRESHOLD; 2006; Swiss German; Pass)

The trainer was impressed and said that if I play next time as well as this time, I'll be the 'pointing guard' in the team. (Poland; B1 THRESHOLD; 2001; German; Pass)

The letter said that he is coming home next month. (Malaysia; B1 THRESHOLD; 2008; Chinese; Pass)

Her husband told me that the following day they would return to Germany so that was the last time I saw Sara. (Spain; B1 THRESHOLD; 2006; Basque; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example
Comments N/A

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