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In reported speech is important to consider if the event or situation is still relevant to the time of speaking. For example I told you Ann lives with his parents ( Ann lives with his parent). It is not necessary to change tense time.


You would use "would" if you're describing an event that already happened in the past (i.e., he already went home and you're telling a story or something). Use "will" if he'll go home in the future, like he's just told you.


Choose "He told me that he would go home" unless you wish to show emphasis, in which case "will" is possible, to emphasize that he will do it despite some obstacle.

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