My friend said to me, “Has your father returned from Calcutta?” Change into Indirect Speech

My friend said to me, “Has your father returned from Calcutta?” Change into Indirect Speech

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    Indirect Speech: My friend asked me whether my father had returned from Calcutta.

    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 > Past Perfect Tense.

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

    Note: While answering to “yes or no questions”, we use if or whether.

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