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Had gone is the past perfect conjugation of the verb "to go". The past perfect tense is a tense which represents actions that occurred before other actions in the past https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/past_perfect The action that occurred in the past was Jake telling you something, but the action before that was Jake going to the party at Helen’s house ...


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OK, ignore my comment; it's wrong. Let's examine a case in the present tense for which it's easy to change the verb tense in reported speech. (This is called back shifting.) [1a]: Mary asks herself, "Why am I here now?" [1b]: Mary asked herself why she was there then. [1b] is reported speech, that is, it's about a past event. ...


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I've assumed that the question mark is a typo and intended to be an exclamation point, as other commenters suggest. "Well played!" would be the boys shouting that the Don Bosco Public School played well. In indirect speech something like The boys shouted that Don Bosco Public School had played well would convey a similar meaning. In the image you ...


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The key to direct vs indirect speech is that it's speech, which in the direct form is enclosed by quotation marks and needs to be converted to an unquoted (indirect) statement. Thus, she said "I am hungry" (direct) becomes she said that she was hungry (indirect). It doesn't matter how the speech occurs, e.g. said, asked, screamed, whispered, demanded, ...



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