Here are the sentences:
- Fred insisted that he would be driving his own car in the rally.
I initially thought the direct speech would be this: Fred insisted, “I will drive my own car in the rally.”
But considering the orginal sentence structure, should it be like this?
Fred insisted, "I will be driving my own car in the rally."
- The officer said, “They look like fugitives from Alcatraz.”
For this sentence, I'm not sure I should use past tense or past perfect.
The officer said that they looked like fugitives from Alcatraz. The officer said that they had looked like fugitives from Alcatraz.
Which one would be correct?