I said to him, “Did you go to school yesterday?” Change into Indirect Speech
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Indirect Speech: I asked him if he had gone to school the previous day.
Explanation: 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.
And if the sentence is interrogative, we use the reporting verbs – asked, enquired, etc
Note: While answering to “yes or no questions”, we use if or whether.
Indirect Speech: I asked him whether he went to school that day.