He said, “If I had the tools, I could mend the car.” Change into indirect speech.

He said, “If I had the tools, I could mend the car.” Change into indirect speech.

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  1. Indirect Speech: If I had had the tools, I could mend the car.

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

    Past Indefinite Tense > Past Perfect Tense.

    Explanation: The modals – would, should, might, could, used to, etc don’t change.

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