After he had retired from the service I was acquainted with the late colonel John Browne.
They understood one another all right,Jack and her.
Well,you might not believe this but I don’t drink very much.
I don’t know whether this is right but I do think the boy should be returned to his father.
Please read the following dialogue and then answer these questions.
Now let’s examine the report given below.Reported Questions,Commands and Exclamations
“What would you like me to buy for you?”he asked me.
He asked me what I would like him to buy for me.
“How often do you visit your parents?”the teacher asked Bob.
The teacher asked Bob how often he visited his parents.
“Are you ready now?”Mother asked her boy.
Mother asked her boy if/whether he was ready then.
“Will you be waiting for me this afternoon?”Susan asked John.
Susan asked John if/whether he would be waiting for her that afternoon.29.祈使句变成间接引语时，将祈使句改换成动词不定式，然后置于引导间接引语的I/we/he/she/they told/ased him等之后。
“Be quiet!”I told him.
I told him to be quiet.
“Sit down and don’t move,”the policeman said to the young man.
The policeman told the young man to sit down and not to move.
“What a good idea it is!”
He said what a good idea it was.
He said that it was a good idea.
“How fantastic the students’ performance is!”
He said how fantastic the students’ performance was.
He said that the students’ performance was fantastic.
Modal Verbs:need,dare,used to,ought to
You needn’t come all the way just to see the film.
Need we accompany our aging parents wherever they go?
(1)needn’t have + ed分词表示虽然已完成但却是没必要的行为。
You needn’t have paid the admission fee,for the lecture was free for members of the club.
He needn’t have bought such a large TV set.His children would have been quite happy with a smaller one.
(2)needn’t have + ed分词与didn’t need to do sth.的区别：后者表示“不一定非干某事，而通常也并没有这样做”。
I needn’t have bought the cheese,for there is plenty at home.
I didn’t need to buy any cheese,for in my home no one enjoys it.
注意：在didn’t need to结构中，need不是情态动词而是实义动词。