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Compare the following two sentences:
  1. "I don't think it's fair for some girls to have plenty of pretty things and other girls nothing at all," added little Amy, with an injured sniff.

  2. Amy said that she didn't think it was fair for some girls to have plenty of pretty things while other girls had nothing at all.
What differences do you see between these two statements? Write your answer in the box below:

Now look at the following passage from a student paper:
According to the journalist Jan Morris, New York had already reached its peak in the spring of 1945 with the return of the soldiers from Europe. Looking back in her book, Manhattan '45, Morris recalled a city that "still worshiped gods" and was "a good and merry place."
Which part of this passage is repeating exactly what Morris wrote? Write Morris's exact words in the box below:

Which part of the passage is a reported statement of Morris's?

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