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    Alison Orchard Guest

    Default Direct/Indirect speech

    Dear all

    I believe the following should be written as indirect speech. Can someone confirm/correct and explain why if it is different.

    Just after that his six year old daughter, June, had appeared at the side of the car having been sent over with a message from Mrs Kieft and had said to him 'Mummy says, be careful'. What his daughter had said


    Thank you
    Alison

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    Default Re: Direct/Indirect speech

    It's correct the underlined phrase stands as it is.'Mummy says, be careful' . Because the writer quotes the exact words.


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    Default Re: Direct/Indirect speech

    That's direct speech; in indirect speech it would be:
    His daughter said that her mother had told them to be careful.

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