English

Reported speech request

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Form : ( Asked + object + infinitive with to )

In English when we report an imperative sentence or a request, we usually use a to-infinitive structure.

Examples sentences :

DIRECT SPEECH : "Can you open the door for me?"

REPORTED SPEECH : He asked me to open the door for him.

DIRECT SPEECH : "Could you help me with these bags?"

REPORTED SPEECH : She asked him to help her with her bags.

DIRECT SPEECH : "Can we have a meeting at 3 o'clock?"

REPORTED SPEECH : He asked them to have a meeting at 3 o'clock.

DIRECT SPEECH : "Can you look after my cat for the weekend?"

REPORTED SPEECH : She asked me to look after her cat for the weekend.

DIRECT SPEECH : "Could you turn the music down, please?"

REPORTED SPEECH : She asked me to turn the music down.

DIRECT SPEECH : "Would you like to go out for dinner?"

REPORTED SPEECH : He asked me to go out for dinner.

DIRECT SPEECH : "Would you like to stay for a coffee?"

REPORTED SPEECH : She asked him to stay for a coffee.

DIRECT SPEECH : "Can you clean your room, please?"

REPORTED SPEECH : She asked her to clean her room.



Be going to
Be going to passive
Be used to / Get used to
Comparative
Defining relative clause
Echo tag
Expression
First conditional
Future
Future continuous
Future perfect continuous
Future perfect passive
Future perfect simple
Future simple passive
Greeting
Have/Get something done
Imperative
Implied conditional
Indirect question
Infinitive of purpose
Interjection
Mixed conditional
Modal
Modal passive
Non-defining relative clause
Other
Past continuous
Past continuous passive
Past perfect continuous
Past perfect passive
Past perfect simple
Past simple
Past simple passive
Polite request / offer / suggestion
Present continuous
Present continuous passive
Present perfect continuous
Present perfect passive
Present perfect simple
Present simple
Present simple passive
Question tag
Reduced relative clause
Reported speech imperative
Reported speech question
Reported speech request
Reported speech statement
Second conditional
Short answer
Superlative
Third conditional
Used to / would (past habit)
Was/were going to
Was/were supposed to
Wish
Would rather
Zero conditional