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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.
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.
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.