Lesson

Reported Speech

We use reported speech to talk about what someone has said.

Imagine a person says something:

“I want to play football,” said Claire.

Later, we want to talk about – or ‘report’ – what that person said:

Claire said that she wanted to play football.

Reported speech is either direct or indirect:

“I want to play football,” said Claire. Direct speech
Claire said that she wanted to play football. Indirect speech

 

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