Hi Teachers,

When reporting Imperatives, Is this the structure?

Who tell/ask + object pronoun + infinitive + complement.

In the structure above, everything is necessary, I mean nothing is optional, is it?

Example:

The mother said, "Shut up!" (to Tom).

Reported Speech:

The mother told Tom to shut up.

Besides 'tell' and 'ask', can other verbs be used to report imperatives? If there are, these two are the most common ones, aren't they?

Thank you in advance
Thinking SpainBesides 'tell' and 'ask', can other verbs be used to report imperatives?
Yes. Depending on the tone of voice you heard when you heard the original imperative, you can use a variety of verbs to report it.

Tom's mother

[told, ordered, commanded, directed, urged, asked, begged, coaxed, entreated, implored, beseeched]

him to shut up.

CJ
Thinking SpainHi Teachers, When reporting Imperatives, Is this the structure?
Someone tell/ask + object pronoun + infinitive + complement. yes, something like that

Example:The mother said, "Shut up!" (to Tom).

Reported Speech:The mother told Tom to shut up.

Besides 'tell' and 'ask', can other verbs be used to report imperatives?

yes, some examples

A orderd B to...

A insisted that B....

A demanded that B.....

A made B......

If there are, these two are the most common ones, aren't they? Probably, but 'told' is certainly more forceful than 'asked'.

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Hi Jim,

Thank you for your reply.

Wow! There are more than just a few.

Best regards

TS
Hi canadian45,

Thank you for your reply and explanations.

Best regards

TS