reported speech


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reported speech

When we tell other people what someone else told us, it is called indirect or reported speech. We use reporting verbs to introduce the information that was spoken previously.
The most common so-called “reporting verbs” are say and tell. When we use tell, we need to use another person’s name, or a personal pronoun representing him or her, as an indirect object.
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reported speech

n
(Grammar) another term for indirect speech
Translations
كَلام مَنْقول أو غَيْر مُباشِر
nepřímá řeč
indirekte tale
óbein ræîa
odvisni govor
dolaylı anlatım

reported speech

n (Gram) → indirekte Rede

reported speech

[rɪpɔːtɪdˈspiːtʃ] n (Gram) → discorso indiretto

report

(rəˈpoːt) noun
1. a statement or description of what has been said, seen, done etc. a child's school report; a police report on the accident.
2. rumour; general talk. According to report, the manager is going to resign.
3. a loud noise, especially of a gun being fired.
verb
1. to give a statement or description of what has been said, seen, done etc. A serious accident has just been reported; He reported on the results of the conference; Our spies report that troops are being moved to the border; His speech was reported in the newspaper.
2. to make a complaint about; to give information about the misbehaviour etc of. The boy was reported to the headmaster for being rude to a teacher.
3. to tell someone in authority about. He reported the theft to the police.
4. to go (to a place or a person) and announce that one is there, ready for work etc. The boys were ordered to report to the police-station every Saturday afternoon; Report to me when you return; How many policemen reported for duty?
reˈporter noun
a person who writes articles and reports for a newspaper. Reporters and photographers rushed to the scene of the fire.
reported speech
indirect speech.
report back
to come again and report (to someone); to send a report (to someone). He was asked to study the matter in detail and report back to the committee.
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