Reporting verbs

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How can each verb be used?
accuse, admit, advise, agree, apologise, ask, blame, congratulate, decide, deny, encourage, explain, insist, invite, offer, order, promise, recommend, refuse, remind, say, suggest, tell, threaten, warn

Click on any of the verbs above to see the meaning and examples in The Cambridge Learner's Dictionary or The Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary

VERB +

gerund/infinitive/clause

decide

e.g. What made you decide

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infinitive

to get married?

ask

e.g. I must ask

object

you

infinitive

to be quiet.

say

e.g. I said

(that)

that

clause

I would like to teach English.

tell

e.g. He told

object + (that)

me that

clause

he was a farmer.

admit

e.g. The Vice President admitted

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gerund

taking bribes.

insist on

e.g. He insisted

preposition

on

gerund

paying for the meal.

accuse of

e.g. The French accuse

object +preposition

us of

gerund

being reserved.

The verbs and categories are taken from First Certificate Gold by Richard Acklam (Longman)