Tell, ask, advise, warn, invite, encourage, persuade, allow, order, remind, beg
reporting verb + someone + to – infinitive
‘Close the door, Alison,’ his father said.
His father told Alison to close the door.
He said: ‘Don’t make a noise!’
He told us not to make a noise.
For the questions that connote a request, we can use “ask.”
Mr Brown said, ‘ Can you close the door, Tony.’
Mr Brown asked Tony to close the door.
The teacher said to me, ‘Study your lesson.’
The teacher told me to study your lesson.
My father said to me, ‘You should see the doctor.’
My father advised me to see the doctor.
Promise, offer, threaten, refuse, agree, decide, claim
reporting verb + to- infinitive
I said, ‘Can I carry your suitcase, madam?’
I offered to carry her suitcase.
He said: ‘I won’t be late again.’
He promised not to be late again.
John said, “I won’t help you.”
John refused to help me.
Suggest, apologize for, recommend, insist on, admit, deny, …-ing.
‘Let’s play tennis.’
He suggested playing tennis.
‘I’m sorry I’m late.’
He apologized for being late.
‘OK, I ate the cake.’
He admitted eating the cake.