let’s imagine a friend of mine told me something about the price of something but with a sense of uncertainty. Then I go to another friend of mine and I want to retell what the former has told me.
I know there are easier ways to express this, but is the following written in a correct manner?
‘John told me the price were low.’
Is this a correct way to say when we are unsure about something? As in ‘He were good…’, i.e. ‘I heard he is good, but it is not sure.’
Referring to something one is not certain about
You would still use ‘was’. The use of ‘were’ here would be subjunctive but it won’t work here. The only way I can suggest that you indicate uncertainty would be: John told me he thought the price was low.