Conjunction that

1. Direct speech में reporting verb (says, say, said,…..) के बाद कोई conjunction (that) नहीं रहता, किन्तु indirect speech में say/says/said/told इत्यादि के बाद that लगाया जाता है।
For example:
(a) He says, “He has lost his pen”.(Direct)
(a) He says that he has lost his pen.(Indirect)