He said to me, “I know he was a robber.” Change into Indirect Speech

He said to me, “I know he was a robber.” Change into Indirect Speech

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  1. Indirect Speech: He told me that he knew that he had been a robber.

    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 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.

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