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DIRECT AND INDIRECT SPEECH
In newspapers, magazines, and books, you will often see quoted or direct speech:
—They said, “We have no record of this transaction.”
—He stated, “I don’t know what happened.”
In spoken English, reported or indirect speech will be used instead:
—They said that they had no record of this transaction.
—He stated that he didn’t know what happened.
In reported or indirect speech, no quotation marks are used and the subject of the main clause and the
dependent clause are the same.
Here are some rules for tense usage in indirect speech:
1. If the main verb of the sentence is i...
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2014 for the course ENG 99 taught by Professor Michal during the Winter '13 term at CSU Sacramento.
- Winter '13