The below-mentioned question is asked in my exam, I think my answer is correct, please tell if I am right, I have to challenge the question in 2 days if its answer given is wrong.
correct answer is given by examiner.
candidate answer is the answer I ticked as correct.
In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.
They said, “We pray everyday.”
1) They said that they have been praying every day.
2) They said that they pray every day.
3) They said that they prayed every day.
4) They said that we prayed every day.
Correct Answer: They said that they prayed every day.
Candidate Answer: They said that they pray every day.
as praying is a habitual action ,confirmed by everyday , so prayed is incorrect , i think.