I took a English test in a non-English speaking country.
There was a problem with a picture. In the picture, a girl whose name is Ann says,
My knife doesn't cut well.
The question asked: "What did Ann say?"
I had to make this direct speech into indirect one.
My answer was:
Ann said that her knife didn't cut well.
I thought that I had perfectly answered the question, but my teacher said that I should replace 'Ann' with 'She'
- So, do I always replace a noun with a pronoun?
Is there a rule?
Isn't it optional to use pronouns?