V with quote

The 'say' group

These verbs are concerned with speaking, writing, and other forms of communication. They indicate what kind of function the speech or writing is performing. We include here read, which indicates that someone understands something written.
'Mr McClintock,' she announced, 'has decided to go and visit the bank in London.'
'What's the matter?' she asked, backing away a step.
'I'm sorry,' Meg blurted out. 'I won't do it again, I promise.'
'We have been told nothing,' claims Mr Matveyev.
Like everyone else in the world, I just went 'Oh my God' when I first heard Jamie's first solo album.
The note had slipped down behind the teapot. She read, 'Ta for these things, but I don't need them yet. Thanks for everything.'
'How he lost, I shall never know,' remarked Lord Howard somewhat wistfully.
I asked her if she wanted to be picked up and she texted straightaway, 'No, I've booked a taxi'.
'We have always been attentive to religious sensitivities in our society,' he tweeted in January.
'Perhaps I should get the others,' he said, and made for the door.
'Where the hell did these guys come from?' Kravis wondered aloud.
'How depressed I am,' he wrote in his diary.
When say is used in conversation, the Subject and verb nearly always come before the quote clause.
'Yeah 'cos somebody over there said, erm, "Oh somebody at number a hundred and seventy-something has found a cat," and I said, "Oh, is it white?", and he said, "Yeah, I think so, I'm not sure", and it was all like this, and I was saying, "Oh, it must be her, it must be her." '
  • admit
  • advise
  • affirm
  • allege
  • announce
  • apologize
  • argue
  • ask
  • assent
  • assert
  • attest
  • aver
  • avow
  • banter
  • beg
  • beseech
  • blurt
  • bluster
  • boast
  • brag
  • cable
  • caution
  • challenge
  • chorus
  • claim
  • command
  • comment
  • complain
  • concede
  • conclude
  • confess
  • confide
  • console
  • contend
  • counsel
  • declare
  • deduce
  • demand
  • email
  • entreat
  • estimate
  • exhort
  • explain
  • go
  • grouse
  • grumble
  • guess
  • hazard
  • hedge
  • implore
  • inquire
  • insist
  • instruct
  • jest
  • joke
  • maintain
  • marvel
  • moan
  • muse
  • note
  • observe
  • offer
  • opine
  • order
  • philosophize
  • plead
  • post
  • pray
  • predict
  • proclaim
  • promise
  • pronounce
  • protest
  • put
  • query
  • quip
  • read
  • reason
  • recall
  • remark
  • reminisce
  • report
  • reprove
  • request
  • say
  • scold
  • scrawl
  • speculate
  • state
  • stress
  • suggest
  • summarize
  • tease
  • telegraph
  • temporize
  • text
  • tweet
  • urge
  • venture
  • volunteer
  • vow
  • warn
  • wheedle
  • whinge
  • wonder
  • write
  • blurt out
  • burst out
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