18.104.22.168 Reported speech without the conjunction dass
In German - as well as in English - the conjunction before the subordinate phrase can be used but can also be omitted.
er keine Lust habe.
= He says
he does not feel like it.
One can also say:
Er sagt, er habe keine Lust.
= He says he does not feel like it.
As we have discussed already in the chapter about
the position of the verb changes when the conjunction
appears in a sentence.