What is the indirect narration of " he said,'Good morning John.'" Whether it is "he wished john good morning" or "he greeted john good morning." Which one is correct.?

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    You can't use greet to introduce indirect speech like that, so it has to be wished. (NB John always needs a capital letter.) Feb 28 at 16:44

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There isn't necessarily just one way to make speech indirect.

The most obvious way to me is:

He wished John a good morning.

Without the article I would be inclined to consider it direct speech and would punctuate it like this:

He wished John, "Good morning."

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