Direct and Indirect Speech Worksheets

Related ELA Standard: L.6-7.1

Core Standard

Direct speech is basically a quote or the literal words that were spoken by a subject. When you use this in your writing it must be surrounded by quotation marks (" "). Using direct quotes helps your audience understand the frame of mind of the subject. Indirect speech is reporting what was said by a subject. Since all indirect speech has already happened it is reported in the past tense. To display indirect speech we surround it with inverted commas (' '). These worksheets will have students using this technique in the own writing and help them with syntax and mechanics of their work.









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