Reporting verbs
• Gaz: “I am very hungry.”
• Gaz said (that) he was very hungry.
• Gaz told me (that) he was very hungry.
Reporting Questions
• Gaz: “Do you like haggis?”
• Gaz asked me if I liked haggis.
1. The verb goes after the subject, not before it.
2. Do/does/did disappear and the verb assumes
its present simple/past simple form.
3. In yes/no questions, insert if or whether.
Reporting Commands
• Gaz: “Start the car.”
• Gaz told me to start the car.
• Gaz “Don’t open the door.”
• Gaz told me not to open the door.
Reporting Requests
• Gaz: “Start the car, please.”
• Gaz asked me to start the car.
• Gaz “Can you open the door, please?”
• Gaz asked me to open the door.
• Gaz asked me if I could open the door.
Reporting Requests
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Will
Can
May
Must
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• Should
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Would
Could
Might
Had to
• These verbs don’t change
Reporting Verbs
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agree
offer
refuse
promise
threaten
(not) to do something
Reporting Verbs
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advise
ask
convince
encourage
invite
persuade
remind
tell
warn
somebody (not) to do
something
Reporting Verbs
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apologize for
accuse somebody of
admit
blame somebody for
deny
insist on
recommend
regret
suggest
(not) doing something
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