REPORTED COMMANDS

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  1. ruby laser autonivel there a) For the verbs below, prior to the infinitive, we first express to whom the sentence is addressed.

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.

 

 

  1. b) In the below verbs, we use “to verb” without mentioning to whom the command is given.

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.

 

  1. c) The verbs below are reported by using the form “verb + -ing.” These phrases may convey advice, apology etc.

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.