Indirect speech (3)

The same question as the above.

Direct: A year ago. (1)
[b]Indirect:A year before, a year earlier,the year before, the year earlier, the previos year, a previous year/b


Direct: A year ago.

Indirect: a year before, a year earlier [color=blue]OK

the year earlier [color=red]I’d say NO

the year before, the previous year [color=blue]OK, but these don’t necessarily mean 12 months ago. They could mean 6 months ago, for example.

a previous year [color=red]NO, this could be any previous year, not just last year.