Reported speech and indirect speech mean the same thing: They allow you to express what someone has said.
This sentence, "He said he was studying English", is an example of reported speech.
But how do you conjugate the verbs?
Is it "he said he was studying" or "he said he studied"?
Both are correct depending on the situation.
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