In direct speech, the reporting clause may appear initially (He said, ‘I'm finishing now and I'm going home’), medially (‘I'm finishing now,’ he said, ‘and I'm going home’), or finally (‘I'm finishing now and I'm going home,’ he said).
The reporting verb is sometimes put before the subject, particularly when it is said and the subject is not a pronoun: ‘I'm finishing now,’ said Andrew.
In such reports, care may sometimes be necessary to ensure that pronoun reference does not become unclear. Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style.
Two variants of reported speech occur mainly in fiction: free direct speech and free indirect speech: lacks a reporting clause to show the shift from narration to reporting; it is often used in fiction to represent the mental reactions of characters to what they see or experience. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Such traditional shifts are not, however, used in certain kinds of relaxed, colloquial reporting and storytelling: Then he says he's coming and she says that he could come or not for all she cared.Not only did this protect the artwork from the elements, but it also provided a good environment for the production of these dateable layers."Australia doesn't have much art in deep limestone caves," says David.It's a fragment of a charcoal cave painting found buried in an Arnhem Land cave by David and colleagues.The fragment was both preserved and dateable by being buried in carbon-containing soil But dating most rock art isn't usually quite so straightforward.