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Hi teachers,

Baxter said, "That's Coke! He isn't going to get away this time."
Reported Speech:
Baxter said (that) that's Coke. He wasn't going to get away that time.

For me something is missing in between ... Coke and He wasn't ..
It doesn't sound correct to me, but I don't know what it is.

Thanks in advance.
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Hi teachers,Baxter said, "That's Coke! He isn't going to get away this time."Reported Speech:Baxter said (that) that's Coke. He wasn't going to get away that time.For me something is missing in between ... Coke and He wasn't ..It doesn't sound correct to me, but I don't know what it is.Thanks in advance.

Perhaps you can report this way:
Baxter exclaimed(suits the place better than said) that that was Coke and he wasn't going to get away that time.
Baxter said, "That's Coke! He isn't going to get away this time."

Reported Speech:

Baxter said (that) that's Coke. He wasn't going to get away that time.

Baxter exclaimed that it was Coke and added that Coke wasn't going to get away that time.
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AnonymousBaxter exclaimed that it was Coke and added that Coke wasn't going to get away that time.
Why do you use 'it' if in the sentence is 'that'?

Could you explain me why?
Do you change the 'that' in direct speech to the 'it' in reported speech?
thanks
thank you so much for your help vsuresh. You are certainly right in using 'exclaimed'.

another one: you use 'and' because the conjunction conects both sentences, right?
Yes. Thanks
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Just to avoid repetition of "that".
vsureshHi teachers,Baxter said, "That's Coke! He isn't going to get away this time."Reported Speech:Baxter said (that) that's Coke. He wasn't going to get away that time.For me something is missing in between ... Coke and He wasn't ..It doesn't sound correct to me, but I don't know what it is.Thanks in advance.Perhaps you can report this way: Baxter exclaimed(suits the place better than said) that that was Coke and he wasn't going to get away that time.

How should one know that the pronoun 'he' refers to Coke but not to Baxter in the Baxter exclaimed that that was Coke and he wasn't going to get away that time?
AnonymousJust to avoid repetition of "that".
So any time that i have two 'that' I can always change the second 'that' for 'it' to avoid repetition, right?

Can I conclude the given explanatation Anonymous?
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