- Reported speech

There is more than one way to tell a story. Sometimes the narrator of a story summarizes what other characters say. We call this style of speech, reported speech or indirect speech. It looks like this:The President said that NAFTA would eventually be a boon to small businesses in both countries.Professor Villa told her students the textbooks were not yet in the bookstore.The opposite of reported speech is direct speech,...

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