He said, “John, when is the next bus?” Change into Indirect Speech
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Indirect Speech: He asked John that when was the next bus.
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.