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  1. vaibhavmaskar
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    Indirect speech of imerative or infinitive sentence

    He suggested him to work hard for exam.

    Above sentence is Indirect speech of imperative sentence. He said to me, “please help me”


    but also look like infinitive sentence.

    is there any difference in those two form(Indirect speech of imperative and infinitive sentence) or same?

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    Re: Indirect speech of imerative or infinitive sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by vaibhavmaskar View Post
    He suggested him to work hard for exam.

    Above sentence is Indirect speech of imperative sentence. He said to me, “please help me”
    No, it isn't.

    It's not correct English.

    He suggested working hard for the exam.
    He suggested that he work hard for the exam.


    These are the indirect speech versions of "I suggest that you work hard".

    Now for a completely different sentence:

    Direct: "Please help me."
    Indirect: He asked me to help him.

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    Re: Indirect speech of imerative or infinitive sentence

    Sorry I gave you the wrong example .I should have given he said to him, “you should work hard for exam”.

    Main question
    Direct: "Please help me."
    Indirect: He asked me to help him.

    My confusion is “to help him” is look like infinitive form.

    So can we consider this "indirect form" as an indirect sentence in infinitive form?

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    Re: Indirect speech of imerative or infinitive sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by vaibhavmaskar View Post
    So can we consider this "indirect form" as an indirect sentence in infinitive form?
    If you wish.

    Direct orders and requests are frequently reported with an infinitive:

    I told/ordered/instructed/asked/requested/etc him to help me.

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