Verbul din propozitia principala este la prezent:
ð orice timp cere sensul a ceea ce vrei sa transmiti
He says Columbus discovered America.
He says he has caught a cold.
He says he is just going out.
He says he goes to the seaside every summer.
He says he is going to prepare a nice meal for his girlfriend.
He says he will bring me the book tomorrow.
Verbul din propozitia principala este la trecut :
He said he had already finished all the preparations for the party by noon.
He said he broke the plate when he washed it.
He said he broke the plate while he was washing it.
He said he finished all the preparations for the party at noon.
He said he would bring me that book the next day.
He said he will bring me that book tomorrow.
Observatie: daca avem un adevar general-valabil, o lege fizica/chimica/a naturii:
He said the Earth is round.
He said water freezes at zero degrees.
Verbul din propozitia principala este la viitor :
Intezis viitorul in subordonata circumstantiala de timp (when, as soon as, before, after…)
You’ll go out when / after / as soon as you have done your job.
When are you going to learn all these?
I’ll be working on my project while she‘ll be having fun on the beach.