Lesson 4 of 4
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Reported Speech with Other Verbs and Structures

Kate July 23, 2020

In this final lesson, we will take a look at some other common verbs used to report speech.

They do not always follow the same pattern, so we’ll go over the correct reporting structure to use for each verb.

See the table below for the verbs that we will look at.

Some verbs can be used in a couple of different ways. These are marked with an asterix (*).

Verb + [that] + report Verb + infinitive Verb + gerund Verb + someone + (not) to Verb + [that] + someone + verb in simple form
admit*
agree*
claim
deny*
explain
emphasise
mention*
promise*
stress
agree*
decide
offer
promise*
threaten
admit*
apologize for
deny*
insist on
mention*
recommend*
suggest*
advise
beg
encourage
invite
order
warn
recommend*
suggest*

If you’re ready, let’s take a look at these in more detail. Click to begin the first topic.