Imperative Sentences into Indirect Speech



Imperative Sentences into Indirect Speech :



When the Reported Speech is an Imperative Sentence, the Reporting Verb SAY or TELL must be changed to some Verb signifying a command or a precept or an entreaty and the student must select the Verb best suited to the sense or context.

In its passage from the Direct Narration to the Indirect, the Imperative Mood must be replaced by the Infinitive.

Direct Speech : He said to his servants, "Go away at once."
Indirect Speech : He ordered his servants to go away at once.

Direct Speech : He said to his friend, "Work steadily."
Indirect Speech : He advised his friend to work steadily.

Direct Speech : He said to the student, "Do not sit there."
Indirect Speech : He forbade the student to sit there.

Direct Speech : He said to his master, "Forgive me, sir."
Indirect Speech : He begged his master to forgive him.

Direct Speech : He said to his friend, "Please lend me your book."
Indirect Speech : He asked his friend to be kind enough to lend him his book.

Whenever a Subordinate Clause is attached to an Imperative Sentence, the Tense of the Verb in the Subordinate Clause is regulated by the Tense of the Reporting Verb.

Direct Speech : He said to his servant, "Do as I tell you."
Indirect Speech : He ordered his servant to do as he told him.

Direct Speech : He said to his friend, "Wait here till I return."
Indirect Speech : He asked his friend to wait there till he returned.



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