I said to her, “Who are you and where are you coming from?” Change into Indirect Speech

I said to her, “Who are you and where are you coming from?” Change into Indirect Speech

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  1. Indirect Speech: I asked her who she was and where she was coming from.

    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 (is)> Past Indefinite Tense (was).

    And when the reporting verb is in the past (said) and the direct speech is in the present continuous tense, then the indirect (reported) speech will change into the past continuous tense.

    Present Continuous Tense (are coming) > Past Continuous Tense (were coming).

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

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