Direct Speech / Quoted Speech

Saying exactly what someone has said is called direct speech (sometimes called quoted speech)

For example:

She said, "Today's lesson is on presentations."

"Today's lesson is on presentations", she said.

Indirect Speech / Reported Speech-

Indirect speech (sometimes called reported speech), doesn't use quotation marks to enclose what the person said and it doesn't have to be word for word.

for example-

He said that he was going to the cinema.

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> We may report the speaker's actual words. This is called direct speech

>We may report what the speaker said without quoting his/her actual words. This is called indirect or reported speech

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