Lesson 1 - Grammar - CAREER - Page3
If you tell people to do something, you use imperatives. For example, Anna couldn’t decide about Rick; she was really angry and she started shouting at him:
Don’t go away.
How would you report this series of opposite commands?
First Anna told him to go away.
Then she asked him not to go away.
Finally she begged him to stay.
So you simply ask someone (if you’re polite) or tell someone (if you’re less polite) TO DO something or NOT TO DO something.