Hi I’m a student from Germany and I have a problem with this grammatical speech.
I understand the direct and indirect speech. But let me give you an example for my question.
Luis says: I work at a Supermarket.
Now I have to write it over into:
Luis said: He worked at a Supermarket.
This one is pretty clear. But what’s with this?:
- I packed my stuff after he told me to pack my stuff.
Why isn’t it like this ?:
- I packed my stuff after he told me to packed my stuff.
I mean in present "he says: pack your things"? I know that the second sentence is wrong but why?
So can I say "he said: Packed your stuff"?