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    Thumbs up indirect speech

    can someone tell me how to change the followng sentence into indirect speech:

    he asked, "will i get fat if i eat more?"

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    Re: indirect speech

    Direct speech:

    - He asked, "Will i get fat if i eat more?"

    Indirect speech (also called "reported speech"):

    - He asked if he would get fat if he ate more.

    Please note: Always write the pronoun I in capital letters, whether it is placed at the beginning of a sentence or not.

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    Re: indirect speech

    I'm assuming this isn't homework?

    He asked if he would get fat if he ate more.

    Note that you need to use a capital I.

    {not a teacher}

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