Today basic information on the Reported Speech by charts:
But there are more verbs than SAY or TELL to introduce the Reported Speech. Here's a chart with more introductory verbs and the structure they have to report speech. Each introductory verb has a meaning. In Spanish, we also use different introductory verbs depending on their meaning, instead of reporting the exact words.
SAY something (TO somebody) - You use say when the importance is only on what is said and not to whom.
TELL somebody something - You use tell when it's important to know whom you said it to.
- QUESTIONS IN THE REPORTED SPEECH: