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    She had said that she had seen Alex many years ago.

    Hi,
    I myself have made one Direct sentence and changed it into Indirect. But I am not sure whether the conversion I made
    is correct or not. Would you please let me know if they work? Are both correct?

    Direct = She had said, "I had seen Alex many years ago."
    Indirect = She had said that she had seen Alex many years ago.

    No source/self made
    Thank you

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    Re: She had said that she had seen Alex many years ago.

    Whether or not 'she had said' is correct depends on the context. Assuming that the context justifies the past perfect there, then 'I had seen Alex' and 'she had seen Alex' are both fine. 'ago' needs to be 'before' in both sentences.

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