Indirect speech is speech describing what someone has said without using a direct quote.

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Present tense and conditional tense in a stated past tense

I have a question about using past and conditional tenses in a context that refers to something told in the past. I think I’ve seen both forms used in films/books, etc., but I'm not sure about it ...
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Capitalization in direct speech without quotation marks

My question has been largely answered in the discussion linked to below. However, one question remains: in mid-sentence hypothetical direct speech without quotation marks, what is preferable ...
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Was emerging vs Is emerging

The sentence below was written using was emerging: Narayanasamy said Congress was emerging as a forceful organisation and the people would be convinced that the PM and BJP had only extended false ...