My friend said to me, “Work hard as examination is near.” Change into Indirect Speech

My friend said to me, “Work hard as examination is near.” Change into Indirect Speech

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  1. Indirect Speech: My friend advised me to work hard as examination was near.

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

    And 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.

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