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

Example

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

Note:-

  • 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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