I said, “When it gets dark, light the lamp.” Change into Indirect Speech

I said, “When it gets dark, light the lamp.” Change into Indirect Speech

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  1. Indirect Speech: I advised him/her/them that when it got dark, light the lamp.

    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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