She said to the stranger, “Why were you coming this way?” Change into indirect speech.

She said to the stranger, “Why were you coming this way?” Change into indirect speech.

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  1. Indirect Speech: She asked the stranger why he/she had been coming that way.

    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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