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    Speech verbs

    can you please give me some examples of speech verbs? I am having an argument with a friend. Am I correct when I say that a speech verb can be direct , reported or indirect?
    e.g "No!" shouted Arthur. Arthur shouted no. etc

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    Re: Speech verbs

    Yes, I think I know what you mean. Example:
    Direct (quoted): Arthur shouted, "I am not going to the movies with you."
    Indirect (reported): Arthur shouted that he was not going to go to the movies with me.

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