“John left here an hour ago,” said Jane.
Jane told me that John had left there an hour before.
Jane said John left there an hour before.
Jane said John to have left there an hour before.
Jane told me that John to leave there an hour before.
Correct answer: A
Knowledge: Indirect Sentences
When the direct sentence is a declarative sentence, we use the following indirect sentence structure:
S + said (to somebody)/ told (somebody) + that + S + VU
– Change in tense: S + V.ed => S + had + Vpp
– Change of adverb: ago => before ; here => there
Jane told me that John left there an hour ago.
Sentences B, C, and D are grammatically incorrect.