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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Rumours have suggested that a lack of progression on the club's training ground facilities as a reason for wanting away, with Elliot Daly linked with a move to Saracens due to a reported clause in his contract linked to the success of finding a permanent training ground base.
The 26-year-old returned to Wasps after an Autumn of fullback duties for England and rumours circulating over a switch to Saracens with a reported clause in his contract linked to the success of securing a permanent training ground venue.
Benitez, who has signed a three-year deal with a reported clause allowing him to leave should United be relegated, will get ten matches this term to save Newcastle, starting with Monday's trip to Leicester.
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 intermediate position of purpose, reason and intended endpoint Meaning Typical Typical adverbial complement Complement Purpose Intended Circumstances Mental state endpoint of main of main clause clause event participant Reason Other adverbial Formal strategies Main clause: mental Conjunction: Dependent state reported clause: pred.
The verb tell of the reporting clause concentrates on the contents of the reported clause; for instance, She told him they were going on holiday; the verb say of the reporting clause concentrates on the words of the reported clause; for instance, "Hello", she said (Carter--McCarthy 2006: 806).
I.e., the contents of the reported clause are more natural than the words of the reported clause.--It is easier for the hearer to decode the words than the contents of the reported clause.
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).
On the one hand, this paragraph can be read as an FIT representation of her thoughts at the time or at the time of her later recollection of the whole event: the tense and pronouns ("she would" as opposed to "I will") are appropriate to the narrator, and hence to a potential IT reported clause; however, there are no reporting clauses of thinking (e.g., "she thought that"), and the use of repetition (of she would always blame him for that and older) potentially conveys some of the emotional intensity of the character's deliberate, defiant thoughts.
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.