Grammar Patterns

V that; V with quote

V that; V with quote

He added that most of the information is already available.
'She's planning to start at Berkley in September,' Pete added.
It has become commonplace to assert that family life in Britain is under stress as never before.
'Intuition,' the analysts asserted, 'can neither be taught nor trained.'
When the President suggested stepping down, they cheered and chanted that he should stay.
'Bravo, bravo,' chanted party workers crowded in the main hall of the building.
A police officer explained that it hadn't been the driver's fault.
'The wood I use is cedar,' explains Leo.
Francis murmured that he would do anything he could.
'I can still see his face,' he murmured.
The government has promised the elections will be fair.
'I'll be here,' she promised.
The newspaper recalled that in the previous fiscal year, Japan's direct investment overseas came to 49.1 billion US dollars.
'I got a new job, a new haircut, and redecorated the apartment,' she recalls.
My uncle said he was going to take the blame.
After a while she said, 'Fielding, why aren't you at school?'
The demonstrators shouted that they wanted security and food.
Miss Taylor turned blazing eyes on the victim and shouted, 'That is the most insulting thing that has ever been said to me.'
Mr Heitmann sneers that his opponent would not have got a job as a janitor in a public building in Saxony.
Ask him what Hollywood thinks of his films and he sneers: 'Who cares what they think?'
Since it's almost lunch-time, I suggest you have a leisurely meal and then perhaps go for a drive.
'Let's take a taxi,' Chet suggested.
He was so arrogant that he thought he could talk his way out of everything.
I have to do as my father says, he thought, there's no choice.
He warned that a military solution would not be quick, easy or without cost.
The Prime Minister warned: 'The government will be obliged to demand sacrifices from everyone to ensure recovery.'
In his famous and now-classic essay, 'Politics and the English Language', which was published in 1946, George Orwell wrote that the great enemy of clear language is insincerity.
'Since you saw me last,' she wrote, 'I have not faltered in my quest for a new future.'
  • add
  • admit
  • advise
  • affirm
  • agree
  • allege
  • announce
  • answer
  • argue
  • assert
  • attest
  • aver
  • beg
  • bellow
  • boast
  • brag
  • burble
  • caution
  • chant
  • claim
  • command
  • comment
  • complain
  • concede
  • conclude
  • concur
  • confess
  • confide
  • contend
  • counter
  • cry
  • declaim
  • declare
  • deduce
  • demand
  • email
  • enthuse
  • estimate
  • exclaim
  • explain
  • go
  • grouse
  • grumble
  • guess
  • hazard
  • insist
  • instruct
  • interject
  • joke
  • lament
  • maintain
  • marvel
  • moan
  • murmur
  • muse
  • note
  • object
  • observe
  • opine
  • plead
  • pray
  • predict
  • proclaim
  • promise
  • pronounce
  • protest
  • quip
  • read
  • reason
  • recall
  • reiterate
  • rejoin
  • remark
  • repeat
  • reply
  • report
  • respond
  • retort
  • say
  • scream
  • shout
  • sneer
  • speculate
  • squawk
  • state
  • stress
  • suggest
  • text
  • tweet
  • venture
  • volunteer
  • vow
  • wail
  • warn
  • whine
  • whisper
  • write
  • yell
  • cry out
  • For other combinations with the pattern V that, see V about n, V against n, V at n, V for n, V -ing, V n that, V n to-inf, V n to n, V n with quote, and V on n above.

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