The teacher said to the students, “Be quiet while I am taking. ” Change into Indirect
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Indirect Speech: The teacher asked the students to be quiet while he/she was talking.
Explanation: While reporting imperative sentences we use reporting verbs like ask, request, beg, order, advise, wish etc to match the mood of the sentence.
Explanation: When the reporting verb is in the past (said) and the direct speech is in the present continuous tense, then the indirect (reported) speech will change into the past continuous tense.
Present Continuous Tense (is talking) > Past Continuous Tense (was talking).