She said to me, “Are you going to see my ailing mother today?” Change into Indirect Speech
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Indirect Speech: She asked me if I was going to see her ailing mother that day.
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.
Note: While answering to “yes or no questions”, we use if or whether.