Commands and Requests:
In reporting commands and requests, the Indirect speech is introduced by some verb
expressing command or request, and the Imperative mood is changed into the Infinitive.
Direct : Rama said to Arjun, “Go away,”
Indirect : Rama ordered Arjun to go away.
Direct : He said to him, “Please wait here till I return.”
Indirect : He requested him to wait there till he returned.
Direct : “Call the first witness.” said the judge,
Indirect : The judge commanded them to call the first witness.
Direct : He shouted, “Let me go.”
Indirect : He shouted to them to let him go.
Direct : He said, “Be quiet and listen to my words.”
Indirect : He urged them to be quiet and listen to his words.