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    Indirect narration of :-I said to Jack,"It's high time I left for office."

    It is not my homework.

    As far as I know, "It's high time" is a special phrase that is used to indicate something that should have been done but in a actual it has not been done.Also I came to know that this phrase is always used with v2.

    Now a in a general sentence of indirect narration using reporting verb of past tense, we change simple past into past perfect.

    For example:-
    Direct:- He said to me,"I met Jack."
    Indirect:- He told me/said to me that he had met Jack.

    Now please tell me that if the same changes applies in "It's high time" phrase too or there is some change.
    I think that "It's high time" phrase uses v2 so we should not convert into past perfect.
    Am I right?


    Direct narration:-I said to Jack,"It's high time I left for office."


    which out of the following will be the correct indirect narration of the sentence given above ?

    1:-I said to/told jack that it is high time I left for office.
    2:-I said to/told jack that it was high time I left for office.
    3:-I said to/told jack that it was high time I had left for office.


    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Indirect narration of :-I said to Jack,"It's high time I left for office."

    2:-I said to/told Jack that it was high time I left for the office.

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