He said to me, “I am a poor boy.” Change into Indirect Speech
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Indirect Speech: He told me that he was a poor boy.
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.