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Requests in Reported Speech

For pronouns and place / time expressions see statements in reported speech. Tenses are not relevant for requests – simply use ‚to‘ + infinite verb.

Example:
She said, “Say hello to your mum.“ – She asked me to say hello to my mum.

For negative requests, use ‚not to‘ + infinite verb.

Example:
He said, “Don’t give up, Bob.“ – He advised Bob not to give up.

Changed: 10th Dec 2010 19:35

URL: http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/reported-speech/requests