The girl said, “I wish I were going to Mussoorie.” Change into Indirect Speech

The girl said, “I wish I were going to Mussoorie.” Change into Indirect Speech

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  1. Indirect Speech: The girl said that she wished she had been going to Mussoorie.

    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 (wish) > Past Indefinite Tense (wished)

    And 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 (were going) > Past Perfect Continuous Tense (had been going)

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