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direct speech

Saltos de línea: dir¦ect speech

Definición de direct speech en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun]
The reporting of speech by repeating the actual words of a speaker, for example ‘I’m going,’ she said. Contrasted with reported speech.
Example sentences
  • Today, they slyly tried to report indirect speech as direct speech.
  • The uses of quotation marks for direct speech, quoted material, and other purposes are discussed separately below; there is considerable overlap among the various categories.
  • The direct speech of male characters was invariably introduced by the simple tag he said, but the speech of women by a variety of expressive verbal groups, she gasped, she sighed, she whispered urgently, she cried passionately.

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