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    Indirect speech

    Kindly let me know how to change the following sentence into indirect speech.
    She said,"I was absent yesterday because I was ill."

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    Re: Indirect speech

    Quote Originally Posted by cdrosily View Post
    Kindly let me know how to change the following sentence into indirect speech.
    She said,"I was absent yesterday because I was ill."
    She said (that) she had been absent the day before because she was ill.
    If we don't change the word "yesterday" we can say like this: She said that she was absent yesterday because she was ill.

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