acknowledge advise affirm agree announce argue (how/whether) articulate ask chronicle confess confirm debate declare demand describe detail (how) dictate disclose discuss dispute divulge emphasize (how) explain forecast guarantee hint hypothesize illustrate indicate inquire intimate mention note proclaim propose (how) query recall recommend recount remark (how) report reveal say see specify state stipulate stress suggest underline underscore warn let on note down point out put down set out
The 'ask' groupThese verbs are concerned with speaking or writing. This includes:
asking for information e.g. ask, query
agreeing or discussing e.g. agree, discuss
giving information e.g. disclose, explain
The verbs agree, argue, debate, and discuss are reciprocal verbs (see Chapter 6) and often have a plural Subject with this pattern.
Don't ask who my informant was, because I'm not going to tell you.
The government is also debating what sort of treaty it wants.
She began to explain where each muscle was, and urged him to concentrate on that particular spot as she worked it.
A passer-by inquired why the television cameras were there.
Note down when you first became noticeably fatigued.
Toy companies suggest what age of child a toy would be suitable for.
We can argue whether we should have a press conference or not.