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We need to convert the following to reported speech:
Why have you taken a room on the tenth floor?
I am confused about the word order.
Should it be
He asked her why she had taken a room on the tenth floor.
He asked her why had she taken a room on the tenth floor.
or neither? Why?
I suppose since we convert an interrogative sentence into a declarative one (on conversion to reported speech), the correct one would be the first. However, the it doesn't 'sound' right. And English is not lacking in exceptions.