Category:English reporting verbs
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This is a non-definitive list of English verbs commonly used for reporting spoken statements, questions, etc.
- Some examples
- "I am a Frenchman" = He said he was a Frenchman. Where say is a reporting verb.
- "Where is the station?" = He asked where the station was. Where ask is a reporting verb.
- "Go away!" = He told us to go away. Where tell is a reporting verb.
- Other types of reporting verbs give information about how the words were spoken, or the emotions transmitted.
- She cried for help.
- "Leave me alone", he growled.
- "It's so nice to see you again", she laughed.
- Still other types of reporting verbs are used to completely rephrase rather than restating.
- "Get out, now!" = We were ordered to leave.
- "Would you like some tea?" = We were offered some tea.
- "Please take a seat." = He invited me to sit down.
- A further category would be reporting verbs that refer to thinking.
- Thought: "I can afford to get that ring for her" = He reckoned that the ring would be an affordable a gift.
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