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The key answer of exercise 48.3

The key to exercise solutions in chapter Unit 48 - Reported speech 2 for the textbook English Grammar in Use with authors Raymond Murphy from Cambridge University Press


The following sentences are direct speech.

Now choose one of these to complete each of the sentences below. Use reported speech.


  1. told him to hurry up.
  2. her to slow down.
  3. her not to worry.
  4. asked Tom to give me a hand. / asked Tom to help me.
  5. asked / told me to open my bag.
  6. told him to mind his own business.
  7. asked her to marry him.
  8. told her not to wait (for me) if I was late.