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 Post subject: Re: 'lately', 'recently' in reported speech?
PostPosted: 2011. May 18, Wednesday, 22:36 
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Brain Storming wrote:
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I'm not sure whether this applies to 'recently', but 'not long before' might be an OK replacement term…
Er, an OK replacement term for 'soon'! As I saw in some American sources, 'recently' might be used in indirect speech as well or might be replaced by 'shortly before'. :?


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 Post subject: Re: 'lately', 'recently' in reported speech?
PostPosted: 2011. May 18, Wednesday, 21:36 
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I'm not sure whether this applies to 'recently', but 'not long before' might be an OK replacement term


I also thought that there are only phrase-like forms of them, but I haven't met anything like them...

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 Post subject: Re: 'lately', 'recently' in reported speech?
PostPosted: 2011. May 18, Wednesday, 21:32 
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szigetva wrote:
I don't understand the question.


Most of the time-adverbs have a form in reported speech (for the past, of course), e.g. 'today' - 'that day', 'tomorrow' - 'the next day', 'last week' - 'a week before', etc. ...

My question is for example: what is this sentence in reported speech:

"I've seen him several times lately/recently."

He said that he had seen him several times ******?????

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 Post subject: Re: 'lately', 'recently' in reported speech?
PostPosted: 2011. May 18, Wednesday, 18:20 
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szigetva wrote:
I don't understand the question.
In reported (indirect) speech changes may happen to the expressions of time; e.g. ‘I'll come tomorrow’ becomes ‘He said he'd come the following day’. [*edit*] But IMHO recently is not among the adverbs that you'd have to change in indirect speech. [*edit*]


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 Post subject: Re: 'lately', 'recently' in reported speech?
PostPosted: 2011. May 18, Wednesday, 5:33 
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I don't understand the question.


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 Post subject: Re: 'lately', 'recently' in reported speech?
PostPosted: 2011. May 17, Tuesday, 22:05 
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... no ideas???? :?

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 Post subject: 'lately', 'recently' in reported speech?
PostPosted: 2011. May 16, Monday, 19:32 
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I've got an easy question:

What are 'lately' and 'recently' in reported speech?

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