Grammar Patterns

V on n; V with quote

V on n; V with quote

He would break in on her conversation with clients to ask her when she was going to have lunch ready.
'Hey, wait!' Joe broke in unexpectedly. 'What about Ian?'
He had insisted on his innocence throughout the investigation.
'I was injured,' she insisted. 'I couldn't have walked up the stairs.'
I thought I saw the lights of St Kilda through the darkness, which got me musing on the price one must pay to live on the edge of the world.
'I ought to reconsider her offer to move in,' he mused.
Our clients have frequently remarked on the quality of our staff.
As Nancy parked the car in front of the faded green Victorian house, she remarked, 'Everything looks peaceful.'
  • agree
  • comment
  • insist
  • muse
  • philosophize
  • pronounce
  • remark
  • speculate
  • break in
  • butt in
  • cut in
  • For other combinations with the pattern V on n, see V about n, V in n, and V n on n above.

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