[size=150]My friend [color=green]said, “[color=red]Are you coming?”[/size]
[color=red]Are you coming? is a question, so shouldn’t [color=green]said have been “asked”?
Not necessarily. Both are interchangeable, though I agree that ‘asked’ would be more descriptive and exact.
My friend said “Are you coming?”
My friend asked if I am coming…
and so on.
To my mind, your second sentence appears to be a tad wrong. I think it should read:
My friend asked (me) if I was coming.
Yes, but not always (up-to-date reporting).
In that case it would be
My friend asks if I am coming.
I have a problem in using does especially sometimes i can’t recognize when i should use Is and when i have to use does in making questions . Please help me to understand the diffrences between IS and does . many thanks.
google.com.hk/search?hl=zh-C … =N：：
one form of one reporting verb, the importance of the phenomenon for the newspaper domain is obvious. Say is by far the most frequent reporting verb …