He said to me, “You were sleeping, when I called you.” Change into Indirect Speech

He said to me, “You were sleeping, when I called you.” Change into Indirect Speech

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  1. Indirect Speech: He told me that I had been sleeping, when he had called 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 > Past Perfect Continuous Tense.

    And when the reporting verb is in the past (said) and 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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