Grammar Patterns

V to-inf; V with quote

V to-inf; V with quote

Mary begged to come with her.
'Think what you're doing,' she begged.
Burke claimed to be a disciple of Smith and an early student of the science of political economy.
'No-one would listen to me so I had to leave,' she claimed.
She offered to accompany Mr Snabel on his hike.
'We could play golf this afternoon,' he offered.
  • beg
  • claim
  • demand
  • offer
  • plead
  • pray
  • promise
  • venture
  • vow
  • For other combinations with the pattern V to-inf, see V against n, V for n, V -ing, V n to-inf, V on n, and V that above.

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