If Direct Speech is Past Continous−−>In indirect Form it becomes Past Perfect Continous


  1. Direct Speech
    Mom said"I was cooking your favorite dish"
  2. Indirect Speech
    Mom said that she had been cooking my favorite dish"


  • In Direct Speech,we use "was cooking" (Past Continuous)
  • In Indirect Speech,we use "had been cooking"(Past Perfect Continuous)

Convert into Indirect Speech

Grandma said" I was praying since morning"

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She said" I was trembling with fear"

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Boy said" I was roaming the street"

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Girl said" I was window shopping"

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They said" We were listening to songs on Youtube"

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The nurse said" Baby was suffering from fever"

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