So I recently read about indirect and direct speech. And here is a website with some examples. But Im confused on which form I should use in speech, the top one or the bottom one (See site). Normally I use the bottom one, but now I'm confused on which form is the most common in daily conversations. For example,
- Студенты говорят: "Мы хотим стабильности и мира."
Студенты говорят, что они хотят стабильности и мира.
- Бабушка сказала: "Я хочу купить игрушку внуку."
Бабушка сказала, что она хочет купить игрушку внуку.
And I'm always tempted to say "что она хотела купить" because that's how we do it in English. But really I'm just super confused on how to tell a story (who said what, etc) Nobody has ever told me I do it wrong, but after reading about indirect speech I'm very confused.
that's how we do it in EnglishDo you mean that something like "She said that she wants..." sounds wrong for you?