Student or Learner
Please have a look at the following direct conservation.
Tom : Why are you pulling my tails?
Jerry : Oh! I thought it is a rope.
This is the indirect speech of the first line.
Tom asked Jerry why he was pulling his tail.
The above line will be wrong if it is written like this:
Tom asked Jerry why was he pulling his tail.
Why is the second indirect speech wrong? What's the difference between why he was pulling his tail & why was he pulling his tail?
If one reports what was said that one must be sure with his report and not using interrogative forms.