Reported Speech Exercise Past Continuous Tense

Solve following direct and indirect speech exercise for past continuous tense for great understanding and practice of narration rules and regulations.

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1. She said, “We were going to an annual trip”
  1. She told that they had been going to an annual trip.
  2. She told that she had been going to an annual trip.
2. They said, “The students were going on a strike”
  1. They told that the students had been going on a strike.
  2. They told that the students has been going on a strike.
3. He said, “It was getting very difficult to continue my job”
  1. He said that it was getting very difficult to continue his job.
  2. He said that it had been getting very difficult to continue his job.
4. She said, “I was getting warning letters from my office”
  1. She said that she had been getting warning letters.
  2. She said that I had been getting warning letters.
5. They said, “We were sitting idle in the classroom”
  1. They told that they had been sitting idle in the classroom.
  2. They told that we had been sitting idle in the classroom.
6. Maria said, “We were planning a university meetup”
  1. Maria told that they had been planning a university meetup.
  2. Maia told that we had been planning a university meetup.
7. Alex said, “I was thinking to get retirement”
  1. Alex told that he had been thinking to get retirement.
  2. Alex told that I had been thinking to get retirement.
8. They said, “It was proving to be an awesome job”
  1. They said that It had been proving to be an awesome job.
  2. They said that It had proved to be an awesome job.
9. The old man said, “The music was tearing up my ears”
  1. The old man said that the music had been tearing up his ears.
  2. The old man said that the music has been tearing up my ears.
10. I said, “I was driving my car to office”
  1. I said that I had driven my car to office.
  2. I said that I had been driving my car to the office.

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