She said to me, “I have already finished my work.” Change into Indirect Speech

She said to me, “I have already finished my work.” Change into Indirect Speech

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  1. Indirect Speech: She told me that she had already finished her work.

    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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