Jacob said, “Have you read this book?” Change into indirect speech.
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Indirect Speech: Jacob asked whether I had read that book.
Explanation: When the reporting verb is in the past (said) and the direct speech is in the present perfect tense, then the indirect (reported) speech will change into the past perfect tense.
Present Perfect 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.