reported speech

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reported speech (uncountable)

  1. (grammar) a form of speech used to express what another has said; often involves a change in tense
    If we were to change "Fred says "I will do the housework"." into reported speech it would become "Fred said that he would do the housework."

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Last modified on 8 October 2013, at 07:05