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    i am having confusion in solving this sentence from direct speech to indirect speech. the sentence is

    She said to me,"Who will be visiting your factory tomorrow".

    Please tell me the rules about this sentence, and please convert this sentence into indirect speech for me.

    Your early response will he highly esteemed.

    Thanks and best regards,

    Tariq Shahzad
    Pakistan
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    She asked me who would be visiting my factory the follwing day.


    We shift the tenses back and change the word order so that itis nolonger a direct question. We laso cgane 'tomorrow' if we are reported more than 24 hours after the original statement to keep the sense.

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    Default Re: Need to know the rules about direct and indirect speeche

    Direct speech:
    • She said, "I will be visiting the factory tomorrow."


    Indirect speech:
    • She said she will be visiting the factory tomorrow.


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