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    it really cracked him up

    Write these sentences in indirect speech.

    Maria: Your cartoon is really good. Your drawing of the penguin is a hoot.
    Jack: yours is hilarious, too! It really cracked me up!
    Indirect = Maria told jack that his cartoon was really good and his drawing of the penguin was a hoot.
    Indirect = Jack said/answered that hers was hilarious too and it really cracked him up.

    Hello teachers,

    I think the blue one should have been "had cracked."
    Am I right?

    Source: Summit 2B (by Joan Saslo and Allen Ascher) Pearson
    Longman Press, Unit 8, Direct and Indirect Speeches
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    Re: it really cracked him up

    Yes.

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    Re: it really cracked him up

    You could say "... it had really cracked him up" or "... it really had cracked him up". The first is more natural and common.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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