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What is direct speech?



Direct speech is quoted speech that is presented without modification, as it might have been uttered by the original speaker.

Example (English)
  • “Patrick Henry said, ‘Give me liberty or give me death’.”
  • Generic
      Direct speech is a kind of

    Crystal 1985 95


    Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik 1985 1021

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