Lesson 13 – Indirect Speech

By | April 16, 2019

Lesson 13 – Indirect Speech

Lesson 13 – Indirect Speech

Lesson 13 - Indirect Speech

The subsections to this lesson are:

Direct Speech or Quoted Speech

Indirect Speech or Reported Speech

Changing Direct Speech to Indirect Speech

Changes in Indirect Speech

Reporting Questions


Direct speech (quoted speech) and indirect speech (reported speech) are the two ways to report what someone else has said. In direct speech, we repeat the exact words spoken by someone with the quotation marks. In indirect speech, we do not use exactly the same words that someone has said. We do not use quotation marks in indirect speech, but we have to make changes to the pronoun and tense in the reported speech.