I'm having a bit of trouble understanding how to properly use reported speech, if in a direct sentence there's a conditional structure. Case in point:
- If I were rich I would have already bought that car.
Do I only need to backshift the whole sentence?
- He said that if he had been rich he would have already bought that car.
Or, another example, this time taken from The Wolverine movie.
- In three days, when they read his will, I will become the most powerful person in Japan.
If I wanted to recount what that person told me a while ago, and that thing doesn't hold true at the moment of speaking, would I just go:
- She told me that in three days when they read his will, she would become the most powerful person in Japan.
And, staying on topic of conditionals, could somebody tell me what exactly happened in just another quote from that movie?
- Mariko would have never gone through with the wedding, not once the will was revealed.