My mother said, “Why did you go to the theatre yesterday?” Change into Indirect Speech

My mother said, “Why did you go to the theatre yesterday?” Change into Indirect Speech

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  1. Indirect Speech: My mother asked why I had gone to the theatre 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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