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    #1

    Make it indirect

    The officer said ,' you must not park there."

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    #2

    Re: Make it indirect

    I love this kinda games! But you should kick off first. :)

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    #3

    Re: Make it indirect

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    I love this kinda games! But you should kick off first. :)
    ok

    hi

    what else do you like?

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    #4

    Re: Make it indirect

    Quote Originally Posted by nado92 View Post
    ok

    hi

    what else do you like?
    What I would like is for you to try first.

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    Re: Make it indirect

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    What I would like is for you to try first.
    ok , thanks,too.

    If I knew the answer,I wouldn't ask.
    If I knew the answer,I wouldn't to ask.

    Are both right?

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    #6

    Re: Make it indirect

    No "to."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #7

    Re: Make it indirect

    Quote Originally Posted by nado92 View Post
    The officer said ,' you must not park there."
    Well the equivalent of must is have to.
    so ,in the past it becomes had to :
    The indirect form is then:
    The officer said (ordered) that I had not to park there.
    If you say: did not have to;it would mean you were not obliged to as if you could choose between parking or not parking which is not the case.

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    #8

    Re: Make it indirect

    Quote Originally Posted by aziz abd View Post
    Well the equivalent of must is have to.
    so ,in the past it becomes had to :
    The indirect form is then:
    The officer said (ordered) that I had not to park there.
    If you say: did not have to;it would mean you were not obliged to as if you could choose between parking or not parking which is not the case.
    Thanks.But, it is my first time to see such a structure,I had not to park here.

    'Had' is followed by p.p

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    #9

    Re: Make it indirect

    Quote Originally Posted by nado92 View Post
    Thanks.But, it is my first time to see such a structure,I had not to park here.

    'Had' is followed by p.p
    Obligation is expressed by:
    1) must or have to+verb for the present tense.you must/have to do your hmk.
    2) will have to +verb for the future.you will have to do your hmk.
    3) had to+verb for the past. you had to do your hmk.
    4) has had to +verb for the present perfect.you have had to do it again and again
    5) had had to+verb for the past perfect.you had had to do it before the test.
    (hmk=homework).We are dealing here with OBLIGATION:
    NOT PARKING IN THE PLACE INDICATED BY THE OFFICER (or the sign post)IS AN OBLIGATION.
    HAVE+P.P (PRESENT PERFECT) OR HAD+P.P (PAST PERFECT ) is another story.
    I hope I have been of some help.

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    #10

    Re: Make it indirect

    Quote Originally Posted by nado92 View Post
    Thanks.But, it is my first time to see such a structure,I had not to park here.
    That's because it's incorrect. It's not used in negation.

    You had to -- an obligation. I agree.
    You had not to -- wrong.


    You'll have to pick other phrasing.

    I was not allowed to.
    I was forbidden to.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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