She said, “How lovely the child is!” Change into Indirect Speech

She said, “How lovely the child is!” Change into Indirect Speech

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  1. Indirect Speech: She exclaimed that the child was very lovely.

    Explanation: When the reporting verb is in the past (said) and the direct speech is in the present indefinite tense (simple present tense), then the indirect (reported) speech will change into the past indefinite tense

    Present Indefinite Tense > Past Indefinite Tense

    And if the sentence is exclamatory, we use reporting verbs like exclaimed, admired, cried etc based on the sentence.

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