a general look at special cases of reported speech. It's useful for ones who want to pay attentions to the situations where reported speech is an odd. For example:
If two complete main clauses are connected with ‚and or ‚but, put ‚that after the conjunction.
He said,“I saw her but she didn't see me.“ – He said that he had seen her but that she hadn't seen him.“
If the subject is dropped in the second main clause (the conjunction is followed by a verb), do not use ‚that‘.
She said,“I am a nurse and work in a hospital.“ – He said that she was a nurse and worked in a hospital.“