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    Grammatical Terms

    What’s the difference between each of the following pairs of sentences and what do we call these differences in grammatical terms?

    She said she had done it.
    She said, “I’ve done it”.

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    Re: Grammatical Terms

    Quote Originally Posted by WpnofGod View Post
    What’s the difference between each of the following pairs of sentences and what do we call these differences in grammatical terms?

    She said she had done it.
    She said, “I’ve done it”.
    The first is reported speech. The second is direct speech (a quote).

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    Re: Grammatical Terms

    Thank you.

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    Re: Grammatical Terms

    Wpnofgod, are you training to be a teacher?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Grammatical Terms

    Yes.

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    Re: Grammatical Terms

    In that case, may I suggest that in future you suggest what you think the answer might be and then we can comment. When you're a teacher, I'm sure that when your students ask you a grammar question, you're not simply going to provide them with the answer. Surely, you will ask them to try to work it out for themselves, present you with their suggested answer and then you can see how they're doing. Sound like a good idea?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Grammatical Terms

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    The first is reported speech. The second is direct speech (a quote).
    Indirect speech is an alternative term for reported speech. If you're training to be a teacher, get used to alternative terms- language teaching has many.

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    Re: Grammatical Terms

    Quote Originally Posted by WpnofGod View Post
    What’s the difference between each of the following pairs of sentences and what do we call these differences in grammatical terms?

    She said she had done it.
    She said, “I’ve done it”.
    Also, there's only one pair of sentences.

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