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Purple Level

 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.

Example:

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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