The doctor said to the patient, “What did you eat for lunch yesterday?” Change into Indirect Speech

The doctor said to the patient, “What did you eat for lunch yesterday?” Change into Indirect Speech

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  1. Indirect Speech: The doctor asked the patient what he/she had eaten for lunch the previous day.

    Explanation: 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.

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

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