If Direct is Simple Present
In Indirect, it becomes Simple Past.


  1. Direct Speech
    She said "I live in Delhi"
  2. Indirect Speech

    She said that she lived in Delhi


  • In Direct Speech, we use "live"
  • In Indirect Speech, we use "lived"


He said "I like ice cream"

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They said "We speak Chinese"

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You said "I hate him"

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Priya said "I study in Class 9"

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Modi said "Demonetization is good for India"

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