discourse consisting not of an exact quotation of a speaker's words but of a version transformed from them for grammatical inclusion in a larger sentence. He said he was hungry is an example of indirect discourse.
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You may have read the word "simmer" in a recipe or two, but what does it really mean?
Compare direct discourse.
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