He said to me, “What were you doing when I saw you?” Change into Indirect Speech

He said to me, “What were you doing when I saw you?” Change into Indirect Speech

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    Indirect Speech: He asked me what I had been doing when he had seen me.

    Explanation: When the reporting verb is in the past (said) and the direct speech is in the past continuous tense, then the indirect (reported) speech will change into the past perfect continuous tense.

    Past Continuous Tense (were doing) > Past Perfect Continuous Tense (had been doing).

    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 (saw) > Past Perfect Tense (had seen).

    And if the sentence is interrogative, we use the reporting verbs like asked, enquired, etc.

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