I said to her, “What is your profession?” Change into Indirect Speech
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Indirect Speech: I asked her what was her profession.
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 sentence is interrogative, we use the reporting verbs – asked, enquired, etc.
Indirect Speech: I asked her what her profession was.