Notes On Imperative Sentences - Reported Speech - CBSE Class 10 English Grammar

Rules :

To change an imperative into indirect speech:

Remove the quotation mark in an Imperative sentence.
→ Use ‘to’ if it is an affirmative sentence. (without don‘t)
→ Use ‘not to’ if the sentence begins without Don‘t.
→ Don‘t use ‘that’
→ Omit the word ‘please’. Use the word ‘request’ instead of ‘say’.

If the direct speech contains a request or a command, the reporting verb (say, said) change to tell, request, order, command etc. In its correct tense.

Exercise:
1.“Don‘t disturb my class” said the teacher to the boys. (D.S.)
    The teacher advised the boys not to disturb her class. (I.S.)

2.“Please give me some water” he said to them. (D.S.)
    He requested them to give him some water to drink. (I.S.)

3. “Be careful” said he to her. (D.S.)
     He ordered her to be careful. (I.S.)

4.“Bring me a cup of tea” said Nooria said Nisha. (D.S.)
     Nooria said Nisha to bring her a cup of tea. (I.S.)

Summary

Rules :

To change an imperative into indirect speech:

Remove the quotation mark in an Imperative sentence.
→ Use ‘to’ if it is an affirmative sentence. (without don‘t)
→ Use ‘not to’ if the sentence begins without Don‘t.
→ Don‘t use ‘that’
→ Omit the word ‘please’. Use the word ‘request’ instead of ‘say’.

If the direct speech contains a request or a command, the reporting verb (say, said) change to tell, request, order, command etc. In its correct tense.

Exercise:
1.“Don‘t disturb my class” said the teacher to the boys. (D.S.)
    The teacher advised the boys not to disturb her class. (I.S.)

2.“Please give me some water” he said to them. (D.S.)
    He requested them to give him some water to drink. (I.S.)

3. “Be careful” said he to her. (D.S.)
     He ordered her to be careful. (I.S.)

4.“Bring me a cup of tea” said Nooria said Nisha. (D.S.)
     Nooria said Nisha to bring her a cup of tea. (I.S.)

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