Verb + ように + 言う
- 子供に水をこぼさないように言う。I tell my child not to spill his water. (To tell them in a way that 'not spilling the water' is the focus)
- 弁護士が犯人に警察に話さないように言う。The lawyer told the criminal to not talk to the police. (To tell them in a way that 'not talking to the police' is the focus)
- 俺の漫画を借りてもいいけど、破らないように頼むよ。It is okay for me to let you borrow my manga, but I request that you not rip it.
- 総理は国民に海外旅行に行かないように命じる。The prime minister will order citizens to not travel abroad.
I told you not to forget to take your lunchbox with you.
I requested that Tom help out.
I ask that you not scare the kids. (in such a way)
I most definitely told you to pick up some eggs. (In such a way)
Since we have a game tomorrow, I told them to get a good night's sleep tonight. (In such a way)
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ようにいう – Grammar Discussion
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It says that this is used for indirect quoted, but in the example
it seems to me to be a direct request. Is it something to do with the construction of the larger sentence?
Probably a SUPER nitpicky thing to bring up, but I feel like either this grammar point should have 頼む & 命じる written in kana or the kanji/kana should be shown in the question since it’s more about teaching the grammar point and less about remembering vocab. Perhaps new users may get thrown off a bit? I only bring this up because I stupidly couldn’t remember 頼むtoday and wasn’t able to answer with the basic ように言う
I think the example sentence
should have a comma after the が, so that in quizzes it’s clear that it isn’t meant to be the subject marking particle which would suggest nominalization is required. Compare
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