Mother said to my sister, "Tell him sorry right now." This is an imper
Right Answer is: A
This is an imperative sentence. In such sentences, order, request, advice or negative command is given. In negative command, the reported speech starts with Do not or Don’t.
Rules for changing imperative sentences in indirect speech:
- Say/said to changes to order/ordered/command/commanded/request/requested/urge/urged/advise/advised/ask/asked/tell/told/suggest/suggested as per the sense of the sentence.
- Inverted commas (” “) is removed and to is used before the main verb.
- The pronoun of the reported speech changes accordingly.
- The words like kindly, please are removed.
- For negative command, inverted commas are removed and not + to + verb (first form) is used. For example, “do not go” changes to “not to go”.
- In negative commands, forbid/forbade + object + to + verb (first form) is also used.
Common rules for direct/indirect speech:
- The words like, this, these, tomorrow, yesterday change to that, those, the next day, the previous day respectively.
- If the reporting verb is in past tense, we make changes to the reported verb as per the below rule:
- Simple present tense changes to simple past tense.
- Present continuous tense changes to past continuous tense.
- Present perfect tense changes to past perfect tense.
- Present Perfect continuous tense changes to past perfect continuous tense.
- Simple past tense changes to past perfect tense.
- Past continuous tense changes to past perfect continuous tense.
- No changes are made to past perfect and past perfect continuous tense.
Below are the rules for changing the pronouns correctly:
- First person pronoun changes according to the subject of reporting speech.
- Second person pronoun changes according to the object of reporting speech.
- Third person pronoun does not change in indirect speech.