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Direct & indirect speech
1.       HaNNo
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 26 Nov 2012 Mon 12:54 pm

can anyone explain to me how to turn direct sentence into an indirect one and vice versa?

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Iif there was a prior thread talking about the same issue so you can lead me to it i´ll be so grateful.

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2.       Abla
3647 posts
 26 Nov 2012 Mon 03:32 pm

There are three different aspects about indirect speech:

 

1. Reported narration

 

                        "Ali eve gitti." > Ali´nin eve git|tiğ|i|n|i söyledi. *)

 

2. Reported commands

 

                         "Ali eve gitsin." > Ali´nin eve git|me|si|n|i söyledi.

 

3. Reported questions

 

                         "Ali eve gitti mi?" > Ali´nin eve gid|ip git|me|diğ|i|n|i sordu. *)

                         OR Ali eve gitti mi sordu.

 

In indirect speech the subject takes genitive. Always.

 

*) Istead of -DIK- there may be -AcAK- here when talk is about future.

 

Type "indirect" or "reported" to the search box above and you will find several detailed explanations, HaNNo. These seemed nice to me:

 

http://www.turkishclass.com/forumTitle_49700

http://www.turkishclass.com/forumTitle_50979

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3.       HaNNo
74 posts
 26 Nov 2012 Mon 07:02 pm

Abla, your explanation is really useful and the threads too but they need hard work, clear mind and a giant pizza... i´ll start in an hour

yemem lazım

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4.       Abla
3647 posts
 26 Nov 2012 Mon 07:05 pm

Afiyet olsun. A giant pizza is exactly what is going to make your mind clear enough for this issue.

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