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Direct speech

From Teflpedia

Direct speech (/dəˈrekt ˈspi:ʧ/) is a type of reported speech that reports people’s words and thoughts by giving their exact words.[1] e.g. “What time is it?" he asked.

Contrast indirect speech.

Direct speech consists of a reporting clause plus a quotation.

<-- Orthography --> The exact words are placed within quotation marks.

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