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Security at all UK airports has been tightened and flights cancelled, resulting in long delays and fears that the problems will hurt businesses.

The FTSE 100 fell more than 1% with shares in British Airways down 5%.

Analysts said that the costs to business and companies would depend on how quickly normal services resumed.

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I think it would be better to write the last sentence of the above as follows:

Analysts said that the costs to business and companies would depend on how quickly normal services will resume.
This is some prediction. So the words 'will resume' is correct.

Your comments, please.

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RotterSecurity at all UK airports has been tightened and flights cancelled, resulting in long delays and fears that the problems will hurt businesses.

The FTSE 100 fell more than 1% with shares in British Airways down 5%.

Analysts said that the costs to business and companies would depend on how quickly normal services resumed.

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I think it would be better to write the last sentence of the above as follows:

Analysts said that the costs to business and companies would depend on how quickly normal services will resume.
This is some prediction. So the words 'will resume' is correct.

Your comments, please.

Your choice is correct. However, I have a feeling that the word 'are' was omitted from the original, perhaps as a typo.
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Hi,

Analysts said that the costs to business and companies would depend on how quickly normal services resumed.

The analysts said, in direct speech, 'The costs to business and companies will depend on how quickly normal services resume.'

Let me ask you, please, how you would report this if the analysts spoke 30 years ago.

Best wishes, Clive
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Rotter
Security at all UK airports has been tightened and flights cancelled, resulting in long delays and fears that the problems will hurt businesses.

The FTSE 100 fell more than 1% with shares in British Airways down 5%.

Analysts said that the costs to business and companies would depend on how quickly normal services resumed.

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I think it would be better to write the last sentence of the above as follows:

Analysts said that the costs to business and companies would depend on how quickly normal services will resume.
This is some prediction. So the words 'will resume' is correct.

Your comments, please.

I may be wrong. To me, the sentence is fine. Service can not resume itself. So in this context, it’s understood that the resumption must be issued by the authority and thus “resumed” here is used as a past participle adjective in passive form.

Other similar contexts: “I will only pay for service rendered”, “The police has the robber identified”,

“ He showed up at the party uninvited”
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Hi Clive,

I took it that the question was directed to my last post. Well, this is what I would say. If this was reported 30 years ago, this statement would still be a direct reporting in my view. As I said, I could be wrong. There is no insistence on my part being right. I realized I tend to elaborate more than I should and thus expose myself. But that’s ok, I am learning as well. If we keep our mouth shut, we would learn. Hope folks in the “guru” ranks can shed some light on the original word “resume” used in the posted context.

Cheers[D]
Hi again,

Analysts said that the costs to business and companies would depend on how quickly normal services resumed.


I was trying to address the tense. 'Resumed' is OK to report 'resume' from direct speech. Of course, you could also say 'would resume' to report 'will resume' from direct speech.

With regard to the word 'resume', it's OK to say 'Service will resume at 5 pm', or to report that service resumed at 5 pm. Of course. you could also use the passive, ie 'Service will be resumed at 5 pm' or service was resumed at 5 pm. It's one of those verbs you can use either way.

Best wishes, Clive