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

Example

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

    She said that she lived in Delhi

Note:-

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

Questions

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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