Meaning of REPORTED SPEECH in English


Reported speech is speech which tells you what someone said, but does not use the person’s actual words: for example, ‘They said you didn’t like it’, ‘I asked him what his plans were’, and ‘Citizens complained about the smoke’. ( BRIT; in AM, use indirect discourse )

= indirect speech


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