Student or Learner
'Hurry up,' said my wife, 'whichever you do first.' I'm supposed to change this sentence into reported speech.
My wife told me to hurry up whichever I do/did first. I don't know if I should change the tense after whichever.
There's another example with whatever:
'You mustn't', I said, 'fill it with the switch on, whatever you do'
I warned her not to fill it with the switch on whatever she does/did?
Backshifting, using the past tense, is natural in both of these.