1.He asked me why I didn't run and fetch the doctor.

2.He asked me to run and fetch the doctor.

I wanted to know which sentence is more natural and formal for reprted speech.


There's an accuracy concern here. Both are valid sentences, but would be used in different cases. Did he ask you for a doctor, or did he ask you why you had not gotten him a doctor already?

In most cases where someone requires medical attention

He asked me to run and fetch the doctor

Sounds better.

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