Sita said, “This is the book I lost.” Change into indirect speech

Sita said, “This is the book I lost.” Change into indirect speech

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  1. Indirect Speech: Sita said that that was the book she had lost.

    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.

    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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