reported clause

reported clause

n
(Grammar) grammar a bound clause that reports what someone has said or thought, bound to a main clause that contains a verb of saying or thinking
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One barrier to a transfer, though, could be a reported clause in the deal that saw Garay exit Madrid which prevents him from being sold onto Barcelona.
That was despite a reported clause in his contract that stated he'd automatically be reconsidered after his contract expired.
the contents of the reported clause are more natural than the words of the reported clause.
If a language distinguishes between the verbs say and tell of the reporting clause such that one of them concentrates on the words and the other concentrates on the contents of the reported clause, then it is say that tends to concentrate on the words of the reported clause and it is tell that tends to concentrate on the contents of the reported clause.
However, the reported clause is not obligatory; for instance, say something to him.
I analyzed these sentences as instances of direct presentation because of their formal characteristics (the reported clause is not grammatically subordinated to the reporting clause and the language in the reported clauses is appropriate to the original speakers).
1 above, the vast majority of instances of FDT in our corpus are similar to this particular instance, in that the reported clause is not enclosed within quotation marks.
The language used in the reported clause is appropriate to the narrator (in terms of pronouns, tense, deixis generally, lexis, etc.
In texts when reporting several messages, including those that are mutually inclusive or originate from different sources, reported clauses containing predicates in both evidential moods may be intertwined, see also Examples 20 and 23 (KET 141).
Moved by Minister of State for Finance and Revenue, Hina Rabbani Khar, the 46-clause bill was adopted with a majority vote thought there was no amendment in any of the reported clauses of the Bill.