Reported Speech is a formation of a sentence that we tell to someone,i.e. to the second person.
Thus based on a conversation, the words of the speaker can be formed in two ways:-
Thus two kinds of speeches came into existence
The teacher said to the monitor, “ I will be on a leave tomorrow. So collect the notebooks from all the students today only for correction.”
(When the speaker is directly saying something to the listener or when we are repeating the words of the speaker to the third person, is called Direct Speech.)
The teacher told the monitor that she would be on a leave the next day and ordered her to collect all the notebooks from the students that day only.
( Thus when the listener is repeating the words of the speaker to the third person in a roundabout manner, is called Indirect Speech. )
PARTS OF DIRECT SPEECH
Now comes the formation of a Direct Speech-
There are two parts of a Direct Speech: –
- Reporting Verb
- Reported Speech
Ankit said to Ankita , “ Ridhima reads very well.”
(Reporting Verb) (Reported Speech )
The part or clause that comes outside of the inverted commas,is called Reporting Verb. The part that is locked inside the inverted commas, is called Reported Speech.