Question

     Change the following into indirect speech.

    He will say, ‘I am very busy.’

    A He will say that he was very busy. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
    B He will say that he is very busy. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
    C He will say that he has been very busy. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
    D He will say that he had been very busy. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer

    Solution

    If the reporting verb (first part) of the sentence is in present or future tense, the tense of the reported speech is not changed while converting direct speech into indirect speech. Hence, option 2 is correct here.

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