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DIRECT AND INDIRECT SPEECH
Direct and Indirect Speech Uses of Direct-Indirect Speech Direct into Indirect Speech
Questions Statements Commands and Requests Statements
Assertive statements Exclamations and Wishes Statements
USES OF DIRECT AND INDIRECT SPEECH

Pronouns of the Direct speech are changed if necessary to indicate the relation of the reporter and his listener and the thing or person spoken about.

If the reporter is first preson then first person pronoun remains same in the reported speech.
  Examples:
I said,“I am not fine.” (Direct)
I said that I was not fine. (Indirect)
If the reporter is second person then first person pronoun in reported speech changes to second person.
  Examples:
You said,“I am not fine.” (Direct)
You said that you were not fine. (Indirect)
If the reporter is third person then first person pronoun in the reported speech changes to third person.
  Examples:
He said,“I am not fine.” (Direct)
He said that he was not fine. (Indirect)
If the listener is first preson then second person pronoun in the reported speech changes to first person.
  Examples:
He said to me,“I don’t like you.” (Direct)
He told me that he didn’t like me. (Indirect)
If the listener is second preson then second person pronoun in the reported speech remains same.
  Examples:
He said to you,“I don’t like you.” (Direct)
He told you that he didn’t like you. (Indirect)
If the listener is third preson then second person pronoun in the reported speech changes to third person.
  Examples:
I said to him,I don’t like you.” (Direct)
I told him that I didn’t like him. (Indirect)
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Direct and Indirect Speech Uses of Direct-Indirect Speech Direct into Indirect Speech
Questions Statements Commands and Requests Statements
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