The coach said to the players, “Bravo! You have played well”. Change into indirect speech.

The coach said to the players, “Bravo! You have played well”. Change into indirect speech.

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  1. Indirect Speech: The coach exclaimed proudly that the players had played well.

    Explanation: When the reporting verb is in the past (said) and the direct speech is in the present perfect tense, then the indirect (reported) speech will change into the past perfect tense.

    Present perfect tense > Past perfect tense.

    And if the sentence is exclamatory, we use reporting verbs like exclaimed, admired, cried etc based on the sentence.

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