6th Class English Voice and Narration Direct Speech

Direct Speech

Category : 6th Class

*    Direct Speech


Definition: When the actual or exact words of a speaker is presented, it is called Direct Speech.

  •   Anita said, "she will go to New York."
  •   Anita said that she would go to New York.

The two sentence given above refer to the two ways of reporting the words of a speaker. In sentence 1, the actual or exact words of the speaker is presented. This speech is called Direct Speech.  


*      Remember it

  •   In Direct Speech the actual words of the speaker are put within Inverted Commas (" ")
  •   The sentence within Inverted Commas begin with a Capital Letter.  

There are two parts of a sentence in Direct Speech. They are the following:  

1.       Reporting Verb: The first part of the sentence in Direct Speech is called Reporting Verb.  




Anita said  

2.       Reported Speech: The actual words of the speaker put within Inverted Commas is called Reported Speech.  




"She will go to New York."  

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