She said to her sister, “I have sympathy for you.” Change into Indirect Speech

She said to her sister, “I have sympathy for you.” Change into Indirect Speech

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  1. Indirect Speech: She told her sister that she had sympathy for her.

    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.

    Here, have is itself a verb and not an auxiliary verb. Hence, the sentence is in simple present tense and not in present perfect tense.

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