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What is indirect speech?



Indirect speech is reported speech that is presented with grammatical modifications, rather than as it might have been uttered by the original speaker.

Example (English)
  • Patrick Henry said to give him liberty or give him death.
  • Generic
      Indirect speech is a kind of

    Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik 1985 1021, 1026, 1029


    Mish 1991 614


    Crystal 1985 156

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