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How to use quotation marks properly

Quotation marks, also called quote marks, quotes, speech marks or inverted commas, are used in a number of situations. Their main use is to show the start and end of direct speech and passages by other writers. 911 kata lagi


Long Paragraphs Aren't Cool

UNLESS you have a stylistic reason for doing so—say you’re describing a moment of high drama in a piece of fiction or non-fiction—you should avoid long, chunky paragraphs entirely. 991 kata lagi

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Quoted Speech 'n Reported Speech

In order to give information about what people say or think we can use quoted (direct) speech or reported (indirect) speech. 721 kata lagi


Reported Speech Details

Reported speech lesson
Statements | told/remarked/pointed/confessed/reported + that + sentence

Shiela said, “It is going to rain in another minute.”
Shiela told that it was going to rain in another minute. 930 kata lagi

Indirect Speech

Reported Speech Practice Questions

practice questions
Set 1

Ram said, “I am fine.”
Peter said, “There is no one here.”
Akhil said, “That’s a wonderful idea, uncle.”
The dog thought, “I will get a bone today.” 1.458 kata lagi

Indirect Speech

Reported Speech Rules

Rules for reported speech
Core Changes – Be Forms and Tense

Is, am – was
Are – were
Will – would
Have/has – Had
Have been – Had been… 454 kata lagi

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