Term: Indirect Speech


Indirect Speech (also called Reported Speech) is used to communicate what someone else said, but without using the exact words. The tenses of the verbs are often changed.

EG: He said that he was going to come. (The person's exact words were "I'm going to come.")

See Also: Direct Speech

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