He said, “Have you drawn the picture?” Change into indirect speech.

He said, “Have you drawn the picture?” Change into indirect speech.

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  1. Indirect Speech: He asked whether I had drawn the picture.

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

    Present Perfect Tense > Past Perfect Tense.

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

    Note: While answering to “yes or no questions”, we use if or whether.

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