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This is a sentence in direct speech:

They asked me: "Which of these books would you like to take".

I need to rewrite it in indirect speech. And obviously I have to apply sequence of tenses rule.

My idea is:

They asked me which of these books I wanted to take.

Is it correct? And maybe it's possible to keep "would like" somehow:

They asked me which of these books I would like to take.

But it seems to violate sequence of tenses. Please help.

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In everyday conversation many would use one or other of the two you quote. Though to be strictly correct I suppose it should be -

They asked me which of these books I would have liked to have taken.

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