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Sue said, ''Johnsy, Don't move and promise me not to look out of the window.''

If I change this sentence into indirect speech,

  1. Sue told Johnsy not to move and to promise her not to look out of the window.

  2. Sue told Johnsy not to move and promise her not to look out of the window.

Can I leave out ''to'' as in sentence 2? Is it incorrect omission?

  • You can. But it's not a preposition; it's an infinitive marker. – user178049 Jul 28 '17 at 11:07
  • Eh, I don't know if I'd omit that one because not to is still felt after and, so it sounds somewhat clumsy. I'd probably put a comma before and and keep the infinitive marker, but we'd do best to wait for a more proficient speaker. – userr2684291 Jul 28 '17 at 14:42

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