John said, “I left school long ago.” Change into Indirect Speech

John said, “I left school long ago.” Change into Indirect Speech

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  1. Indirect Speech: John said that he had left school long before.

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    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.

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