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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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indirect speech


indirect discourse

(Grammar) the reporting of something said or written by conveying what was meant rather than repeating the exact words, as in the sentence He asked me whether I would go as opposed to He asked me, "Will you go?". Also called: reported speech

in′direct speech′

the reporting of what a speaker said consisting not of the speaker's exact words but of a version transformed for grammatical inclusion in a larger sentence, as in She said she wasn't going. Compare direct speech.
كلام غَيْر مُباشِر
nepřímá řeč
indirekte tale
óbein ræîa
odvisni govor
dolaylı anlatım

indirect speech

n (Gram) → indirekte Rede


(indiˈrekt) adjective
1. not leading straight to the destination; not direct. We arrived late because we took rather an indirect route.
2. not straightforward. I asked her several questions but she kept giving me indirect answers.
3. not intended; not directly aimed at. an indirect result.
ˌindiˈrectness noun
indirect object
the word in a sentence which stands for the person or thing to or for whom something is given, done etc. In `Give me the book', `Tell the children a story', `Boil John an egg', me, the children and John are indirect objects.
indirect speech
a person's words as they are reported rather than in the form in which they were said. He said that he would come is the form in indirect speech of He said `I will come'.
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