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    What is the rule for 'that' in indirect speech?

    When can we omit 'that' in indirect speech?
    e.g. She said (that) he was able to speak.

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    Re: What is the rule for 'that' in indirect speech?

    If you type "omitting that" into the Google Custom Search box at the top right, you can read all the other threads we have had on this topic.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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