Verbs with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:The 'say' groupThe 'add' groupThe 'scream' groupThe 'think' groupThe 'discover' groupThe 'love' and 'hate' groupThe 'check' groupThe 'show' groupThe 'arrange' groupThe 'go' groupVerbs with other meaningsStructure informationOmitting 'that'Words in inverted commasShould or subjunctive in that-clauseIndicating the speaker's intentionOther related patternsV into n thatV on/upon n thatV to n thatV with n that
V thatThe verb is followed by a that-clause.This pattern has one structure:
Verb with ClauseI said that I would do it.
|I||agree||that the project has possibilities.|
|The president||ordered||that the conference be suspended.|
|He||said||the country was unstable.|
|I||found||out||they were planning to erase the tapes.|
|Most of them||reported||back||that they were continuing to enjoy good health.|