Hello my friends how are you? I hope you are all okay. I have understood the Reported Speech almost fully. I don't think that I am missed something out since I am applying the rules of the Reported Speech which are related to changing the tenses and pronouns. However, while checking my answers in the Answer Key after I did some exercises, I found out that some of my answers are wrong according to the Answer Key, even though I was applying the rules of tenses and pronouns. So, I would like to discuss with you some examples of these exercises which I have already done.I don't care about the answers of these exercises as much as I do care about knowing why they are answered this way or that way. So, this is not homework to be done but an exercise to be discussed. I will post next to each example my answer and the answer in the Answer Key. 1-What was your favourite subject at school? (Direct Speech) They wanted to know what her favourite subject had been at school. (My answer) They wanted to know what her favourite subject was at school. (The answer in the Answer Key) 2-What was the last book you read? (Direct Speech) They asked her what had been the last book she had read. (My answer) (I am doubtful about this one. It sounds strange.) They asked her what was the last book she had read. (The answer in the Answer Key) From another exercise. Number 3 and 4 are related. They are from the same exercise. 3-Have you got toothache? (Direct Speech) (isn’t this present perfect?) Suzan wanted to know / asked whether Rose had got toothache. (My answer) Suzan wanted to know / asked whether Rose had toothache. (The answer in the Answer Key) 4-No, I go every six months for a check- up. (Direct Speech) Rose replied that she hadn’t, but said that she went every six months for a check-up. (My answer) Rose replied that she didn’t, but said that she went every six months for a check-up. (The answer in the Answer Key) I want to know if my answers are right or wrong. If my answers are right according to the reported speech rules, so why the answers in the Answer Key are the way they are. If they are wrong, what makes them wrong or what is the thing that I didn’t think of while doing these exercises? I hope that you got my questions. And I hope that my questions are crystal clear. Once again, this is not homework. Thank you very much.