Element FORM/USE: TEMPORAL SHIFTS, PAST
SuperCat REPORTED SPEECH
SubCat reported speech
Lexical Range N/A
Level B2
Cando Can report speech about events in the past with backshifts for tenses and words relating to time.
Corrected Learner Example She had told me the previous day that she had something important to tell me. (Greece; B2 VANTAGE; 1993; Greek; Pass)

We met Daisy at school on the following day and we told her that the previous day we had been at her house; her grandfather had told us that unluckily she wasn't at home. (Italy; B2 VANTAGE; 1993; Italian; Pass)

My boss had told me the previous day that an important customer was going to visit the company in the morning. (Spain; B2 VANTAGE; 1993; Spanish - European; Pass)

I had told my friends the day before that I expected to get an A! (Spain; B2 VANTAGE; 1993; Catalan; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example
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