Purple Level

write by hand  Exercise 1: tell

Directions: Rewrite each command using the verb "tell" in in the past tense. Pay attention to the way pronouns change from direct speech to indirect speech.


A man said to you: "Don’t go in there."

He told me not to go in there.


1. A woman said to her son: "Put down the apple."

She told her son to put down the apple.


2. Your roommate said to you: "Close the door."

My roommate told me to close the door.


3. You said to your friend: "Hurry up."

I told my friend to hurry up.


4. You said to him: "Don’t forget your jacket."

I told him not to forget his jacket.


5. A police officer said to a driver: "Slow down."

A police officer told a driver to slow down.


6. The doctor said to her patient: "Eat less red meat."

The doctor told her patient to eat less red meat.


7. Your sister said to you: "Turn off the TV."

My sister told me to turn off the TV.


8. Your mother said to your brother: "Be careful."

She told my brother to be careful.


9. The teacher said to the students: "Don’t talk during the test."

He told the students not to talk during the test.


10. Your boss said to you: "Don’t be late tomorrow."

My boss told me not to be late tomorrow.

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