9.22 Indirect Speech

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The subordinating conjunction “at (that)” can be used to start a dependent clause that expresses indirect speech. Usually this conjunction comes in the middle of the sentence followed by the dependent clause, so there is normal subject-verb word order.


Direct speech

Indirect speech

 Aksel sier:

“Jeg er syk.”
(I am sick.)
Han sier at han er syk.
(He says that he is sick.)
“Jeg føler meg dårlig.”
(I feel bad.)
Han sier at han føler seg dårlig.
(He says that he feels bad.)
“Jeg må gå til legen.”
(I have to go to the doctor.)
Han sier at han må gå til legen.
(He says that he must go to the doctor.)

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