[Q&A] Wouldn’t しろと言っていました sound rude?

Today I am going to share the Q&A quoted from my JLPT N4 course!



In the sentence と言っていました,
can I know why してください is changed to しろ?
Is it because it’s imperative form?
But wouldn’t it sound rude?


[My Reply]

You mean, why we use しろと言っていました, but not してくださいと言っていました。

It wouldn’t sound rude at all, because it is a quotation.

→remove「」(quotation mark)
→use “plain style” for quotation
He/she told me to do it.

してください polite style
=しろ(imperative-form) plain style


I hope my answer helps you. 😊



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I will teach you until you get it!



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