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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
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Translations
كَلام مَنْقول أو غَيْر مُباشِر
nepřímá řeč
indirekte tale
óbein ræîa
odvisni govor
dolaylı anlatım

reported speech

n (Gram) → indirekte Rede
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reported speech

[rɪpɔːtɪdˈspiːtʃ] n (Gram) → discorso indiretto
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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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References in classic literature ?
Since the days when Samuel Johnson reported speeches without having heard them things had changed.
Incidentally, since I never used the word 'lazy' it is wrong for the Guardian (Newspaper) to piggyback on an Express (newspaper) sensationalism by using reported speech in the Guardian editorial when the word was never used.
The reported speech of BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj that there would be no more elections after the upcoming one if Narendra Modi is elected to power cannot be ignored as a maverick's motor-mouthing.
"Reported Speech in Written Narrative Texts." Discussing Discourse, edited by Malcom Coulthard, U of Birmingham, 1987, pp.
This is in line with Bakhtin (1981:338) argument that reported speech enables speakers are able to evoke words of other speakers in order to comment on them.
No one of those who were involved in the Battle of Mactan and its surrounding events in 1521, and left behind a written record, actually saw him, knew what he looked like, heard him speak (his recorded words of defiance and pride are all indirect, reported speech), or mentioned that he was present in the battle that made him famous.
You can judge between the affirmation and the denial with the help of his widely reported speech in December 2015 to the Republican Jewish Coalition.
Hearsay, or reported speech, is an important contributor to diabetes care related behaviour.
Saudi Arabia has ignored the denial and made the reported speech a key reason for its angry new policy toward Qatar.
They leap between characters, dialogue and reported speech as easily as the action shifts between continents.