He said to me, “Don’t touch this wire. It is live.” Change into Indirect Speech

He said to me, “Don’t touch this wire. It is live.” Change into Indirect Speech

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  1. Indirect Speech: He forbade me from touching that wire and added that it was live.

    Explanation: When the reporting verb is in the past (said) and the direct speech is in the present indefinite tense (simple present tense), then the indirect (reported) speech will change into the past indefinite tense.

    Present Indefinite Tense > Past Indefinite Tense.

    And while reporting imperative sentences we use reporting verbs like ask, request, beg, order, advise, wish etc to match the mood of the sentence.

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