He said to me, “You are wicked, so I shall not play with you.” Change into Indirect Speech

He said to me, “You are wicked, so I shall not play with you.” Change into Indirect Speech

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  1. Indirect Speech: He told me that I was wicked so he would not play with me.

    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 reporting verb is in the past tense, then the modals like will/shall change to would.

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