My mother said to me, “Did you eat the cake yesterday?” Change into Indirect Speech

My mother said to me, “Did you eat the cake yesterday?” Change into Indirect Speech

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  1. Indirect Speech: My mother asked me if I had eaten the cake the previous day.

    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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