Reported Speech Exercise Past Simple Tense

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1. I said, “I loved my father”
  1. I said that I loved my father.
  2. I said that I love my father.
2. She said, “I wrote a message to my brother”
  1. She said that I wrote a message to my brother.
  2. She said that she had written a message to her brother.
3. He said, “I paid the utility bill yesterday”
  1. He said that he had paid the utility bill the day before.
  2. He said that I paid the utility bill the day before.
4. They said, “We collected our forms from office”
  1. They said that we collected our forms from office.
  2. They said that they had collected their forms from office.
5. She said, “We sent warning letters to absent students”
  1. She said that we had sent warning letters to absent students.
  2. She said that she had sent warning letters to absent students.
6. I said, “I borrowed money from my brother”
  1. I said that I had borrowed money from my brother.
  2. I said that I have borrowed money from my brother.
7. They said, “The birds whispered before the sunset”
  1. They said that the birds had whispered before the sunset.
  2. They said that the birds whisper before the sunset.
8. I said, “The movie ended tragically”
  1. I said that the movie had ended tragically.
  2. I said that the movie was ended tragically.
9. She said, “I listened at his words before I spoke”
  1. She said that I listened at his words before I spoke.
  2. She said that she had listened at his words before she spoke.
10. I said, “I called on Alex yesterday”
  1. I said that I had called on Alex the day before.
  2. I said that I had been calling Alex the day before.

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