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    Default advised me not to be too confident

    My grammar book says you can convert a direct speech to a reported one depending on what type of speech it is. Are these strict rules? I mean the verbs like "advise" or "ask". Don't they sometime say just "say" for all?

    1.Mr.Kim said, "Don't be too confident" => Mr.Kim advised me not to be too confident. - advice
    2.Ann said to Tom, "Please say with me" => Ann asked Tome to stay with her - request
    3. I said to them, "Let's take a break" => I suggested that we should take a break.

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    Default Re: advised me not to be too confident

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    My grammar book says you can convert a direct speech to a reported one depending on what type of speech it is. Are these strict rules? I mean the verbs like "advise" or "ask". Don't they sometime say just "say" for all?

    1.Mr.Kim said, "Don't be too confident" => Mr.Kim advised me not to be too confident. - advice
    2.Ann said to Tom, "Please say with me" => Ann asked Tome to stay with her - request
    3. I said to them, "Let's take a break" => I suggested that we should take a break.
    Only #3 would work with "said".

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