How to change Imperatives into Indirect Speech?

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How to change Imperatives into Indirect Speech? :


  1. Change SAID TO into any one of these words as suitable ORDERED, COMMANDED, REQUESTED, ADVISED, REQUESTED, BEGGED, WARNED, ASKED, DIRECTED, THREATENED.


  2. Do not use the conjunction word THAT. In its place add TO.


  3. The verb of the direct speech is changed into the infinitive form : to bring, to write


  4. In the negative sentences, NOT is put before the infinitive : not to speak, not to walk

Examples :

  1. The teacher said to us, “work hard".

    The teacher advised us to work hard.



  2. He said, “Mala, get me a glass of water".

    He asked Mala to get him a glass of water.



  3. The master said to the servant, “Go away at once".

    The master ordered the servant to go away at once.



  4. He said to him, “please wait here till I return".

    He requested him to wait there till he returned.



  5. The commander said to his troop, “Fire the enemies at sight".

    The commander commanded his troop to fire the enemies at sight.



  6. The policeman said to the driver, “Park your car over there."

    The policeman instructed the driver to park his car over there.



  7. The doctor said to the patient, “don’t take more sugar as you are diabetic".

    The doctor advised the patient not to take more sugar as he was diabetic.

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