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REPORTING VERBS

VERB +(NOT) + TO INFINITIVE Agree decide offer promise - refuse threaten Example: She promised not to do it again VERB + (NOT) + VERB-ING

Admit deny recommend regret suggest Example:I regretted telling him what had happened VERB + (OBJECT) + PREPOSITION + (NOT) + VERB-ING Accuse of apologize for -blame for congratulate on insist on Example: He apologized for lying VERB + OBJECT + (NOT) + TO INFINITIVE Advise ask beg convince encourage forbid - invite order persuade remind tell warn Example: They convinced me to join them on the trip VERB + THAT + SUBJECT + VERB + COMPLEMENTS Add admit agree announce assume believe decide declare deny explain - insist mention promise point out realize recommend regret - reply report reveal say suggest - think Example: I regret that I won't be able to go PRACTICE THESE STRUCTURE WITH THE FOLLOWING EXERCISES CORRECT THESE TYPICAL MISTAKES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. My father advised me that I took the exam Laurent offered giving me lift home He apologized for break the computer She asked me that I didn't tell anybody The reporter threatened selling the photos They agreed changing the mobile for a new one

WRITE IN REPORTED SPEECH 1. The doctor warned me:`It is dangerous for you to fly 2. The burglar threatened : `I'll hurt you if you make a noise 3. My husband encouraged me:` You should learn to play golf.You will enjoy it and you will also get fit physically and mentally 4. He admitted: `I've taken the money but I'll pay it back 5. We didn't know what to do so my partner suggested:`Shall we go to the cinema? 6. She refused: `I won't tidy my room 7. He apologized: `I'm sorry I didn't phone but I've been away 8. She begged:' Please, lend me some money' 9. He denied:' I'm not a criminal' 10. She promised. ' I'll pay you back next week' 11. He advised: ' If I were you I would ask a doctor' 12. The teacher ordered: ' Close your books, all of you'

SOLUTIONS CORRECT THESE TYPICAL MISTAKES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. My father advised me to take the exam Laurent offered to give me a lift home He apologized for breaking the computer She asked me not to tell anybody The reporter threatened to sell the photos They agreed to change the mobile for a new one.

WRITE IN REPORTED SPEECH 1. The doctor warned me not to fly (as it was dangerous for me) 2. The burglar threatened to hurt me if Imade a noise 3. My husband encouraged me to learn to play golf to get fit physically and mentally as well as for pleasure 4. He admitted taking the money and promised to pay it back / He admitted that he had taken the money and promised that he would pay it back 5. We didn't know what to do so my partner suggested going to the cinema / We didn't know what to do so my partner suggested that we go to the cinema 6. She refused to tidy her room 7. She pologized for not phoning and said she had been away 8. She begged me to lend her some money 9. He denied being a criminal/ he denied that he was a criminal 10. She promised to pay me back the following week / She promised that she would pay me back the following week 11. He advised me to ask a doctor 12. The teacher ordered all of them to close their books.