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Direct Speech:

She said to me, "I was thinking of helping him but changed my mind later on"

What is the correct indirect form??

a) She told me that she had been thinking of helping him but changed her mind.

b)She told me that she had been thinking of helping him but had changed her mind.

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Both are grammatically correct. As you are practising back-shifting, you are probably expected to backshift both verb phrases to the past perfect.

There is an error near the end of both your examples... can you find it?

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  • By the way, Can we write reported soeech without backshifting at all? For example: She told me She told me that she was thinking of helping him changed her mind. – Ramteja Guthikonda Aug 27 '20 at 11:34
  • Got it. I need to say "her" mind – Ramteja Guthikonda Aug 27 '20 at 11:35

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