Can someone please help me converting this sentence into indirect speech?

"Go on, have another sweet, Michael" urged Sam.

Update: I was thinking along the lines of "Micheal was ordered by Sam to go on and have some sweets"

Please accept my apologies as I am new to this community.

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    what do you think it should be?
    – JMP
    Mar 29, 2017 at 15:50
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    Please show us your work. What do you think the answer should be, what do you understand to be the difference between direct and indirect speech and what confuses you about it? Us telling you the answer to this specific question won't help you understand the concept of converting between these two types of quotes.
    – Catija
    Mar 29, 2017 at 16:48
  • Apologies, I am new to this community and wasnt aware that we have to attempt an answer by ourselves as well - I have updated my question. Mar 29, 2017 at 17:01
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    Do you know what 'indirect speech' is? It is a way of saying what was said without quoting the speech exactly. "Mary please pass the salt," said Fred. Fred asked Mary to pass the salt.
    – WRX
    Mar 29, 2017 at 17:29
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    – Glorfindel
    Mar 29, 2017 at 17:35

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This is the most direct translation into indirect speech:

Sam urged Michael to go on and have another sweet.

Also, simply:

Sam urged Michael to have another sweet.

  • @YawarMurtaza that's because the question is posted with a different account.
    – Glorfindel
    Mar 29, 2017 at 17:36
  • @Andrew: maybe delete your comment and rewrite it without the first sentence? And delete the response to my comment..
    – JavaLatte
    Mar 29, 2017 at 20:48
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    It's "urged" in the original, so that is the correct verb, but depending on context you could use "ordered", "told", "instructed", "offered", "suggested", "hinted", or a wide range of other "imperative" verbs with varying nuances.
    – Andrew
    Mar 29, 2017 at 20:57

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