Element FORM: REPORTED REQUESTS AND COMMANDS, NEGATIVE
SuperCat REPORTED SPEECH
SubCat reported speech
Lexical Range N/A
Level B2
Cando Can report requests and commands with 'ask' or 'tell' + direct object + 'not' + 'to-'infinitive.
Corrected Learner Example Meanwhile, she told me not to be scared but the place was very... old. (Brazil; B2 VANTAGE; 1993; Portuguese; Pass)

I told him not to climb the wall but he was so interested in doing movements that he did not listen to me. (Spain; B2 VANTAGE; 1993; Spanish - European; Pass)

Arriving there, my father told me not to go far and to stay near him. (Brazil; B2 VANTAGE; 1993; Portuguese; Pass)

I asked Pat not to tell anyone, and she promised me she wouldn't. (Brazil; B2 VANTAGE; 2000; Portuguese; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example
Comments N/A

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