She said, “I was sleeping when you came.” Change into Indirect Speech

She said, “I was sleeping when you came.” Change into Indirect Speech

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  1. Indirect Speech: She said that she had been sleeping when I had come.

    Explanation: When the reporting verb is in the past (said) and the direct speech is in the past continuous tense, then the indirect (reported) speech will change into the past perfect continuous tense.

    Past Continuous Tense > Past Perfect Continuous Tense.

    And 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.

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