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    Default I'm I using the quote wrong?

    You told me that , "you're a man of your word."

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    Default Re: I'm I using the quote wrong?

    Direct speech: You said, "I am a man of my word".
    Indirect speech: You told me you were a man of your word. You said you were a man of your word.
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    Default Re: I'm I using the quote wrong?

    So, with direct speech use quotes? And with indirect speech don't use quotes?

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    Default Re: I'm I using the quote wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicky36 View Post
    So, with direct speech use quotes? And with indirect speech don't use quotes?
    That is correct.
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    Default Re: I'm I using the quote wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Direct speech: You said, "I am a man of my word".
    Indirect speech: You told me you were a man of your word. You said you were a man of your word.


    I believe "that" is used somewhere in indirect speech? Where is it 5jj? Or is it just can be removed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    I believe "that" is used somewhere in indirect speech? Where is it 5jj? Or is it just can be removed?
    It's not necessary.

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