5 Examples of Direct and Indirect Speech
Direct: “I am sorry, I don’t know anything about that,” said Sam.
Indirect: Sam said that he didn’t know anything about that.
Direct: “Oh no!” she shrieked as the car slid towards a telephone pole.
Indirect: She shrieked ‘oh no’ as the car slid towards a telephone pole.
Direct: “I’ll call you back in ten minutes,” he said to me as he got out of the car.
Indirect: He said to me that he would call me back in ten minutes as he got out of the car.
Direct: “We will be leaving soon,” the couple said.
Indirect: The couple said that they would be leaving soon.
Direct: “I have been asked a question by a previous teacher,” he said to his new instructor.
Indirect: He told his new instructor that a previous teacher had asked him a question.