I was wondering whether you use "direct" speech or "indirect" speech in everyday conversation.
- Statement: My mom told me to study.
- Direct speech: He said, "My mom told me to study."
- Indirect speech: He said (that) his mother had told him to study.
I think the casual speech doesn't require being formulated this way, but I need to know what is the correct case from English experts point of view. Shall O use indirect speech also in daily conversations or ot is used only in formal / written occasions?