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should i change the form of verb while changing the subjunctive into reported speech. take the following sentence as an example:
james says, "mother insists that i eat breakfast."
can i change it as, james said that his mother insisted he ate the breakfast.
where ate is a subjunctive verb.
James's mother insists that he eat breakfast.
In the subjunctive mood, you want to use the simple form of a verb. Refer to this page for a good overview.
But I will note that, as a language learner, you don't need to focus on mastering the subjunctive until the very end of your studies. It's a contested mood, actually, and some grammarians propose getting rid of it altogether. It's hardly used, and then hardly used properly.