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    #1

    We discussed in the meeting... (reported speech)

    Hi?

    Is the following sentence counts as reported speech?

    We discussed in the meeting the fact that exams were difficult.


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    Re: We discussed in the meeting... (reported speech)

    I wouldn't call it reported speech.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: We discussed in the meeting... (reported speech)

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I wouldn't call it reported speech.
    I agree. It's simply a statement of fact - the people in the meeting discussed something, and it gives the subject they discussed. Reported speech might be:

    In the meeting, Mr James said that the exams were difficult. A discussion followed.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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