I said to them, “Why were you shouting?” Change into Indirect Speech

I said to them, “Why were you shouting?” Change into Indirect Speech

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  1. Indirect Speech: I asked them why they had been shouting.

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

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