He said, “This is my book.” Change into Indirect Speech

He said, “This is my book.” Change into Indirect Speech

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  1. Indirect Speech: He said that was his book.

    OR

    He said that that was his book.

    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.

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