Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the given sentence.
Anupam said, “I have broadcast the news which the director had asked for.”
Correct Answer : c ) Anupam said that he had broadcast the news which the director had asked for.Explanation :
In indirect speech, the Reporting verb (said) here will remain ‘said’.
The tense used, i.e., Present perfect tense (have broadcast) changes to past perfect tense (had broadcast).
Have broadcast - had broadcast
Note: Second and third form for ‘broadcast’ is ‘broadcast’.
‘I’ changes to ‘he’ as per the subject (Anupam) of the sentence.
The comma and inverted commas will be replaced by that.
The complement part (which the director had asked for) will take no change as it is additional information for the object, i.e., ‘news’.
The indirect form is - Anupam said that he had broadcast the news which the director had asked for.
Hence, option C is the correct answer.
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