“We were waiting for the bus”, they told me. The given sentence is in
Right Answer is: A
The given sentence is in Direct Speech.
The given sentence is in Direct Speech because it quotes actual words. Therefore, it must be changed into Indirect Speech.
We notice that the reporting verb is in the Past tense (‘said’). Hence, a change will be made in the tense of the reported speech.
Also, the first person of the reported speech is changed according to the subject of reporting speech.
In the given question, ‘we’ is changed to ‘they’ and ‘were waiting’ is changed to ‘had been waiting.
Therefore, the sentence in Indirect Speech will be option A i.e. They told me that they had been waiting for the bus.