Element FORM: DIRECT SPEECH, REPORTING CLAUSE, MID POSITION
SuperCat REPORTED SPEECH
SubCat reported speech
Lexical Range N/A
Level B2
Cando Can report speech and thought directly using the reporting verb in the mid position of the reported clause.
Corrected Learner Example "No problem", I thought, "there is only one person". (Botswana; B2 VANTAGE; 1993; Vietnamese; Pass)

"We have come together", this man said, "to celebrate our annual meeting and to call our master's ghost tonight!? (Germany; B2 VANTAGE; 1993; German; Pass)

"No problem", I thought, "there is only one person". (Botswana; B2 VANTAGE; 1993; Vietnamese; Pass)

"Forgive me, sweetheart", he said, "I will never leave you alone again.? (Poland; B2 VANTAGE; 1993; Polish; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example
Comments There is increased accuracy of punctuation use at B2. Note that punctuation conventions vary in British English and American English.

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