REPORTED SPEECH

Reported Speech also called Indirect Speech or indirect discourse is a means of expressing the content of statements, questions or other utterances, without quoting them explicitly as is done in direct speech. It is used to communicate what someone else said, think or believe but without using the exact words. A few changes are necessary; often a pronoun has to be changed and the verb is usually moved back a tense, where possible. For example, He said “I’m coming” is direct speech, whereas He said he was coming is indirect speech.…