One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Say something suddenly.with direct speech ‘‘I'll go,’ I piped up’
- ‘You're just a few miles into a gruelling car journey and a little voice pipes up: ‘Are we nearly there yet?’’
- ‘Then Dad's work colleague, Martin, suddenly pipes up, ‘I hear you're following in Geoff's footsteps?’’
- ‘A voice behind us in the security area pipes up, in a somewhat peeved tone, ‘It may as well be authentic - it's 200 years old!’’
- ‘On the change in attitude on the doorstep, another volunteer pipes up: ‘There's no hostility or abuse this time.’’
- ‘‘Excuse me,’ Teddy piped up suddenly from the backseat.’
- ‘‘I've been misquoted on this,’ she pipes up, clearly anxious to set the record straight.’
- ‘‘You'll adore the cottage,’ George pipes up suddenly.’
- ‘‘This just shows his personal agenda,’ Josh pipes up.’
- ‘Nicole piped up cheerfully, ‘Besides, I doubt we'll be here forever!’’
- ‘Somebody else pipes up, ‘How about a cocktail party?’’
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