English Grammar Direct Indirect Speech Reporting Verb & Reported Speech

Reporting Verb & Reported Speech

In a sentence, the verb before the actual words spoken by a speaker is called reporting verb. For example, he said, she said, they said, she says, etc.

  • Rina said, “I am going to meet my friend”.
  • Shikhar said, “Ram is a brilliant student”.
  • Shan said, “I am having lunch”.

The part of a sentence that is enclosed within inverted commas is called Reported Speech.

For example,

  • Rina said, “I am going to meet my friend”.
  • Shikhar said, “Ram is a brilliant student”.
  • Shan said, “I am having lunch”.

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