She said, “I look good, I’ve been doing push ups.” Change into Indirect Speech

She said, “I look good, I’ve been doing push ups.” Change into Indirect Speech

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  1. Indirect Speech: She said that she looked good, she had been doing push ups.

    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 (look) > Past Indefinite Tense (looked)

    And when the reporting verb is in the past (said) and the direct speech is in the present perfect continuous tense, then the indirect (reported) speech will change into the past perfect continuous tense.

    Present Perfect Continuous Tense (have been doing) > Past Perfect Continuous Tense (had been doing).

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