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    I always buy organic butter’ — He said that he always boughthe always buyalways bought organic butter

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    Im getting my haircut tomorrow’ — She told me she was getting hershe gets herwas getting her haircut the next day

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    I havent passed the test’ — He said he that hadn't passedhe hasn't passedhe hadn’t passed the test

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    We saw her at the station’ — They told they had seen herus they had seen herme they have seen her at the station

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    Ill meet you all there’ — He said that he will meethe meetshe would meet us there

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    I cant hear them’ — She said she isn't hearingshe couldn’t hearshe doesn't hear them

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    What time is it?’ — He asked what time it isme what time it isme what time is it

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    [A woman to a man] ‘Do you like dinosaurs?’ — She asked him if he liked dinosaurshim does he like dinosaurshim if he does like dinosaurs

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    Ill go’ — He said that he would gosaid that he will gotold that he would go

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    My name is Simon’ — He said my name is Simonhis name is Simonme his name is Simon

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    [Waiter to customers]: ‘Do you want to drink some wine?’ — The waiter asked them if they do want to drinkthem if they wanted to drinkthem what if they wanted to drink some wine

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    [Tourists to Policeman]: ‘Do you know where the police station is?’ — The tourists asked the policeman if did know where the police station isasked the policeman if he knew where is the police stationasked the policeman if he knew where the police station was

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    I havent seen your dog’ — She told me she hadn’t seen mythat she hadn’t seen myme she hadn’t seen her dog

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    Well tell you both about the job’ — They said that they would tell usme that they would tell usthat they will tell us about the job

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    We had never been to China before’ — They said that they had never been inthey had never been tothey have never been to China before

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    She said that she couldn’t stay long because she had to go tocouldn’t stay long because she had to go toshe can’t stay long because she had to go to another meeting

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    [Jimmy to Sheila]: ‘You might see me at this party’ — Jimmy told Sheila that she might see hertold him that she might see himtold Sheila that she might see him at that party

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    [Me to a woman] ‘Ive already eaten’ — I told she that I had already eatenher that I had already eatenher that I have already eaten

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    The movie is amazing’ — He said me that the movie was amazingthat the movie was amazingthat the movie is being amazing

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    [Man to me] ’I think Japan is my favourite country’ — He told me that he thinks Japan was hisme that he thought that Japan was histhat he thought that Japan was his favorite country

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    [Them to us]: ’We grow sunflowers in our garden’ — They told us that they grew sunflowers in theirthem that they grew sunflowers in theirus that they grew sunflowers in our garden

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    Were going to have a baby next year’ — He said that they are going to havethey were going to havewe are going to have a baby the following year

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    I couldnt swim’ — She said that she couldn’tthat she can’tthat I couldn’t swim

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    [Man to me]: ‘My dog might be ill’ — The man told me that my dog might bethat his dog might beme that his dog might be ill

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    I lost my bag in the airport’ — My sister said me that she had lost her bagthat she lost her bagthat she had lost her bag in the airport