i have a doubt in explaining the differences between
- Who am I
- Who I am
anyone could pls help me on this...
Thanks in advance!
So is this Reported Speech? I suppose it could be, e.g.,
"She explained to him who I am."
But I believe it could be used in another way, as well, e.g.,
"I sometimes I am not so sure just who I [really] am."
Is this Reported Speech? I don't believe so, but perhaps I am wrong in this.
You might also say, "Who I am is none of your business." Now surely that is not Reported Speech!
So I guess the point is that you can only tell if you actually make it a full sentence.
I often ask myself 'Who am I?' because I don't really know who I am.
The first is Direct Speech (and so needs a capital W and quotation marks if you're writing). The second is reported/indirect - but thought rather than speech. You could make it speech by changing the words to some thing like '...because nobody can say who they are' or ''I've never been able to say who I am'.