Definition of indirect speech in English:

indirect speech

Line breaks: in|dir¦ect speech

noun

  • another term for reported speech.
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    • 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.

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