She said to me, “Why were you laughing?” Change into Indirect Speech

She said to me, “Why were you laughing?” Change into Indirect Speech

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  1. Indirect Speech: She asked me why I had been laughing.

    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 if the sentence is interrogative, we use the reporting verbs – asked, enquired, etc.

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