|22.1 Reported speech and consecutio temporum|
Clinton said, "I did not have sex with this woman."
Nevertheless, when reporting in spoken language the use of quotation marks is not that easy. Certainly can be said something like: he said - and I quote - I did not have sex with this woman. Iin the end usually people would use the system of reported speech.
Clinton said that he
had not had sex with this woman.
(Clinton said that he did not have sex with this woman.)
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