Lesson 3 of 4

Reported Requests and Commands

Kate July 23, 2020

So, we have mastered how to report statements and questions.

In this next lesson, we will take a look at how to report commands and requests, using the verbs tell and ask.

What is a command?

When you tell someone to do something, this is a command.

For example:

“Park the car next to the tree.”

“Don’t forget to buy bread when you go to the shop.”

What is a request?

A request is generally more polite than a command. With a request, you ask someone to do something.

For example:

“Please could you get some chocolate at the shop?”

“Would you close the door on your way out, please?”

Let’s take a look at how to report them.