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direct speech

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Grammar
direct speechdiˌrect ˈspeech noun [uncountable] technical  SLGspeech reported using the actual words spoken She said, ‘I'm not going if it rains.’ is an example of direct speech. indirect speech, reported speech
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direct speechQuoted phrases, distinguishing direct speech, quotation, terms and glosses, cited phrases etc.They should be shown how to set out and punctuate direct speech, using inverted commas and commas.They believe music causes less offence to the listener than direct speech.
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