John said to me, “I don’t know what Fred is doing.” Change into Indirect Speech

John said to me, “I don’t know what Fred is doing.” Change into Indirect Speech

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  1. Indirect Speech: John told me that he didn’t know what Fred was doing.

    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 (don’t know) > Past Indefinite Tense (didn’t know)

    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 (is doing) > Past Continuous Tense (was doing)

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