He said, “Can you the sing the national anthem?” Change into Indirect Speech

He said, “Can you the sing the national anthem?” Change into Indirect Speech

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  1. Indirect Speech: He asked if I could sing the national anthem.

    Explanation: When the reporting verb is in the past (said) and the direct speech is in the present indefinite tense (simple present tense), then the indirect (reported) speech will change into the past indefinite tense.

    Present Indefinite Tense > Past Indefinite Tense.

    And if the sentence is interrogative, we use the reporting verbs – asked, enquired, etc.

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