|13.4.1 Changes made when converting Direct to Indirect Speech Part 1|
Change these speeches into Reported or Indirect Speech, using a verb in the Past Perfect tense.
1. He said that the washing-line had broken.
2. My brother said that the birds had started to eat the bananas.
3. She told us that she had not written the letter,
4. I told him that nobody had come to help me.
5. I asked him what had gone wrong.
6. Peter asked Mary whether she had finished yet.
7. My brother asked me whether I had read the paper yet.
8. Dave asked his sister who had left the cupboard open.
9. My father asked who had brought the parcel.
10. I told them that the game hadn't started yet because some of the players hadn't arrived.
11. The stranger asked if the train from Birmingham had arrived yet.
12. The policeman told the inspector that he had arrested two men who tried to steal something from a car.
13. The man in the bookshop told me that he had ordered my book but it hadn't come yet.
14. I told Mr. Lee that Ryan had cut his chin playing hockey. I told him I had taken him to hospital.
15. My father said, "Two men have escaped from prison. They have stolen a car and gone to Georgetown."
15. My father said that two men had escaped from prison. He said that they had stolen a car and gone to Georgetown.
16. He asked me how I had found his address.
17. She asked us when we had last seen John.
18. He asked me how much I had paid for the bicycle.
19. Peter asked whether I had ever lived in Washington.
20. I asked my mother if she had brought some for me.