1 Direct speech: He said to me,"will you please help me?
Answer 1: He requested me to help him.
Answer 2: He asked me if I would help him.
Which one is correct? I am confused if we consider first one correct than if we reconvert indirect into direct than it can be : He said to me,"please help me."
if we consider 2 answer is correct than its direct speech can be:He said to me,"will you help me?
2 The boy said to me, “Will you lend me your books?” (Sense of request)
Answer 1: The boy asked/requested me to lend him my book.
Answer 2: The boy asked me if I would lend him my book.
I have same problem in this too. In these sentences they are both interrogative and imperative. So when we convert them into indirect speech which rule should we follow one that is for interrogative or one that is for imperative direct speech?