My friend said to me, “Why are you reading at this hour?” Change into Indirect Speech

My friend said to me, “Why are you reading at this hour?” Change into Indirect Speech

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  1. Indirect Speech: My friend asked me why I was reading at that hour.

    Explanation: 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 > Past Continuous Tense.

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

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