English Literature and Grammar
DIRECT AND INDIRECT SPEECH
There are two ways of reporting the words spoken by an individual:
Directly – Ron said, “I will win the match.”
Indirectly– Ron said that he would win the match.
Direct speech – The actual words of the speaker is used within double inverted commas. (“ “)
Indirect Speech – When the words of a speaker are reported in our own words.
Reporting verb – In the direct speech, those words which appear outside the double inverted commas are called reporting verb. The reporting verb introduces the words of the speaker. This verb indicates who speaks to whom, how and when.
Reported speech : Those words which are used within inverted commas in the direct speech is called reported speech.
Direct speech example:
The teacher said, “The earth revolves around the sun.”
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