Category : 7th Class
Repeating the words of the speaker as they have been said. These words are kept in inverted commas "-----------"
(B) Indirect Speech
If the words of the speaker are said in our own words it is called Indirect Narration or Speech.
My mother told me that she should go to the market that day.
The above given two sentences refer to the two ways of reporting the words of a speaker.
In sentence 1, the actual or exact words of the speaker are presented. This speech is called Direct Speech.
Points to keep in mind:
The first part of the sentence in Direct Speech is called Reporting Verb.
For Example: My mother said to me
The actual words of the speaker put within Inverted Commas are called Reported Speech.
For Example: "I am going to Ahmadabad today."
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