The boy said, “I have to go to supper now.” Change into Indirect Speech

The boy said, “I have to go to supper now.” Change into Indirect Speech

1 Answer

    https://rebrand.ly/englishnotes
  1. Indirect Speech: The boy said that he had to go to supper then.

    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.

    Note: 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.

    Learn Narration

You must login to add an answer.