My mother said to me, “Did you break the cup?” Change into Indirect Speech

My mother said to me, “Did you break the cup?” Change into Indirect Speech

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  1. Indirect Speech: My mother asked me whether I had broken the cup.

    Explanation: 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 > Past Perfect Tense.

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

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