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Direct And Indirect Speech

Reporting verb Reporting verb is the verb which reports the speech. She said, “I am fine.” (Reporting verb: said) He asked, “Can I have more of that cheese?” (Reporting verb: asked) She says, “I am going.” (Reporting verb: says) Said is preferred when there...

Direct And Indirect Speech Basic Rules

Rules for the change of tenses When the reporting verb is in the past tense, all present tenses within the inverted commas are changed into the corresponding past tenses. Simple present will change into simple past. She...