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    How to Report

    Teacher : Don't speak in my class.

    We can report the above in indirect speech like:
    The teacher ordered his students not to speech.( Since the oringnal is a command, we use the verb order to report what the teacher say.)

    Here is a dialogue for you to report:

    Peter: Could I turn on the radio?
    Kate: Of course, please do./ Well, I 'd rather you didn't if you don't mind.

    Since what Peter said is a request, the verb could be ask. I am confused by the way to report the sentence in subjunctive mood.


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    Re: How to Report

    Quote Originally Posted by AUTOMOON
    Teacher : Don't speak in my class.

    We can report the above in indirect speech like:
    The teacher ordered his students not to speech.( Since the oringnal is a command, we use the verb order to report what the teacher say.)

    Here is a dialogue for you to report:

    Peter: Could I turn on the radio?
    Kate: Of course, please do./ Well, I 'd rather you didn't if you don't mind.

    Since what Peter said is a request, the verb could be ask. I am confused by the way to report the sentence in subjunctive mood.

    Peter asked if he could turn on the radio.


    THANKS.

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    Say:
    • The teacher ordered his students not to talk in class.


    :)

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    You could also use 'told the class not to...'.

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