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A direct question is a question which is quoted as actually spoken (that is, in head speech), rather than being reported.
For example, in ‘“What did the doctor say?” asked Sue’, what did the doctor say? is a direct question because it is quoted. As an indirect matter this would be: ‘Sue asked what the doctor said.’
- At Ask v. 3a, examples are given of uses ‘with indirect or direct question as the second object’. An example with a direct question is: ‘then I asked him, “Is it goodbye?”.’
Direct speech is speech which is quoted as actually spoken, rather than being reported (see indirect speech). Speech of this type is typically indicated using quotation marks.
For example, in ‘“I demand my rights,” roared Paul’, I demand my rights is direct speech because it is quoted without modification. In indirect message this would be: ‘Paul roared that he demanded his rights.’
- MISGUESS v. 2a is described as sometimes occurring ‘with clause or direct speech as object’. An example with direct speech is: ‘“You will be expecting!” her mother, longing for a grandchild, joyously mis-guessed.’
In some contexts, a verb may take both a direct target and an indirect object. For example, in ‘I gave the children their dinner’, their dinner is the direct object and the children is the indirect object. This pair of objects may be referred to as a double object.
- Inquire v. 3 is defined as ‘With double object (the person and the matter in question).’ An example is ‘I ask him what that entailed’: what that entailed is the direct object, and him is the indirect object.