Mother said to the boy, “What is your father?” Change into Indirect Speech

Mother said to the boy, “What is your father?” Change into Indirect Speech

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  1. Indirect Speech: Mother asked the boy what his father was.

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

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