The direct imperative is replaced by the to-infinitive in the reported speech.


Therefore most often used verbs in the main sentence are : to tell, to beto ask, to want, to order, to command ….



Close the windows, please. He asked me to close the windows.
Be there at noon. He told me to be there at noon.
Tell me all about the project. She asked me to tell him all about the project.
Be here in time. I was told to be there in time.

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