Make reported commands and requests.
"Sit down, please," she asked me.
She asked me to sit down.
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Reported commands, requests and questions
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Reported commands and requests
We use verbs such as advise, ask, beg, forbid, order, persuade, recommend, tell, urge, warn etc. to introduce commands and requests in the reported speech.
In the direct speech we usually do not mention the person in the imperative. In the reported speech the person addressed must be mentioned.
"Stand up," the teacher said. - The teacher told the children to stand up.
"Please, prepare for the exam," she said. - She urged me to prepare for the exam.
"Take off your shoes," I said. - I advised him to take off his shoes.
"Lie down on the floor," ordered the policeman. - The policeman ordered the robber to lie down on the floor.
Negative commands and requests
Negative commands and requests are made by verb + object + not + infinitive.
"Don't be late again," said Jane. - Jane urged me not be late again.
"Don't hesitate," our teacher persuaded us. - Our teacher persuaded us not to hesitate.
"Don't smoke," the doctor warned my father. - The doctor warned my father not to smoke.