reporting clause

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reporting clause

Post by hanuman_2000 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:20 am


1. She said that she was hungry.

The part in bold is called the 'reporting clause' and the part underlined is called 'reported clause'.

The whole sentence is a complex sentence or an indirect speech.

Is the above statement correct?

2. She said, 'she is hungry.'

What would we call the part in bold and the part underlined?


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Re: reporting clause

Post by Alan » Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:56 am

1. Yes
2. This is a simple sentence containing a quotation.