Jenny said she would like some more cocoa

  • Glasguensis

    Signal Modulation
    English - Scotland
    This is an exercise where you have to create the direct speech from the indirect speech provided? If so, the mistake is “will”. “Would” has several uses, and here it is not a backshifted “will”, she actually said “would”.


    Senior Member
    "Would" here is not a past form of "will". It's a modal verb on its own and is therefore not backshifted.