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Homework Help: English

Posted by Franco on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 12:47pm.

I'd like to know if the following sentences (+alternatives) in indirect speech are possible. Thank you very much in advance.
1) “Would you like to have lunch with me on Sunday?”, he said to me.
He invited (and not: "requested, offered) me to have lunch with him..
2)“Shall I get a candle?” said one of the guests. He offered (and not "requested") to get a candle. He asked if he should get a candle.
3) “If I were you, I’d try to get a room on the top floor”, he said.He advised me to try to get a rooom..
He suggested I get a room..
4) “What about having a party on Sunday?”, she said to us. She suggested/proposed/advised/recommended (?) having a party. She invited us to have a party. She offered (?) to have a party.
5) “It’s a pity we missed the beginning of the film”, said the captain. The captain regretted missing (having missed) the beginning...
6)“Don’t fire except in self-defence”, said the police servant. He ordered/instructed/warned/commanded (not: recommended) us (?) not to fire.
7)“Please, please don’t do anything dangerous”, she said. She begged/implored us not to do anything dangerous. She recommended (?) us not to do anything dangerous.
8) “I’m sure my brother hasn’t taken Brian’s English dictionary”, she said. She admitted/confessed that her brother had taken....
9) She promised/agreed to take me home. She offered me a lift home.
10) "Ben is waiting for us", he said. He said that Ben was waiting for them (and not "us")

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