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    Default He said to the interviewer, "Could you please repeat the question?"

    He said to the interviewer, "Could you please repeat the question?"

    I have reported the above as follows:

    He requested the interview to please repeat the question.

    Is my answer correct?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: He said to the interviewer, "Could you please repeat the question?"

    He requested the interviewer to (please) repeat the question.

    It would be more natural to say "He asked the interviewer to repeat the question".

    We wouldn't normally report the 'please'.

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