another term for reported speech.
More example sentences
- Today, they slyly tried to report indirect speech as direct speech.
- It is not used in indirect speech, because a reported question is part of a statement: I asked you whether you wanted more to eat.
- Their problem is to understand when people talk in indirect speech and use irony, idioms and metaphors because they take each sentence literally.
More definitions of indirect speechDefinition of indirect speech in:
- The British & World English dictionary