John said to me, “When you come here, it was raining.” Change into Indirect Speech

John said to me, “When you come here, it was raining.” Change into Indirect Speech

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  1. Indirect Speech: John told me that when I went there, it had been raining.

    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 > Past Indefinite Tense.

    And 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.

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