He said to me, “Have you any money now?” Change into Indirect Speech

He said to me, “Have you any money now?” Change into Indirect Speech

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  1. Indirect Speech: He asked me if I had any money then.

    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.

    Note: Here, have is itself a verb and not an auxiliary verb. Hence, the sentence is in simple present tense and not in present perfect tense.

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