My father said to me, “The postman has come and brought me a letter.” Change into Indirect Speech

My father said to me, “The postman has come and brought me a letter.” Change into Indirect Speech

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  1. Indirect Speech: My father told me that the postman had come and had brought him a letter.

    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 (has come) > Past Perfect Tense (had come)

    And 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 (brought) > Past Perfect Tense (had brought)

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