What are reported statements ?

A "reported speech" can be considered to be an "indirect statement". In a "reported speech" the conversation is not written within double quotes, but the direct statement is converted into an indirect one. The following example will make this notion easier to understand:

Direct speech - John said, "I met Rita yesterday".

Indirect or Reported speech - John said that he had met Rita yesterday.

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