I would like to ask, what grammatical construction was used in the sentence below.
She had a test tomorrow, but she was getting nowhere.
I just do not understand this at all. It looks a little bit like Reported Speech but without "She said that (...)".
Also, can we say it differently, e.g.:
She was going to have a test the next day, but she was getting nowhere.
[Future in the Past + Past Continuous to emhasize parallelness of thinking about test and going nowhere]
The next sentence from the same paragraph in the book is:
Tomoko Oishi wasn’t going to be ready for it even if she pulled an all-nighter.
In this sentence we have "Future in the Past" construction.
Thank you very much in advance for your help.