Grammatica

V n with quote

V n with quote

The verb is followed by a noun group and is used with a quote clause. The passive pattern is be V-ed with quote.This pattern has one structure:
    Verb with Object and Clause
    'I'm used to it,' I told him.
Active voice: V n with quoteThe Subject, Verb, and Object can come after, within, or before the quote clause.
quote clauseVerb groupnoun group
ClauseSubjectVerbObject
'Absolutely,'Crossassuredher.
'We'll do it,'shepromisedhim.
quote clause...Verb groupnoun group...quote clause
Clause...SubjectVerbObject...Clause
'As you have said,'Davidremindedhim,'the truth is the truth.'
'At one point,'shetoldme,'Sofia left the room.'
 Verb groupnoun groupquote clause
SubjectVerbObjectClause
Heaskedme,'Who are these people?'
My trainerhad warnedme:'This guy means business.'
Passive voice: be V-ed with quoteThe Subject and Verb can come after, within, or before the quote clause. They most frequently come after it, as shown below.
quote clauseVerb group
ClauseSubjectVerb
'Only include relevant achievements,'Iwas advised.
'This is considered unacceptable,'hewas told.
Verbs with this pattern are all concerned with telling and asking. The person being addressed is indicated by the noun group.
'It's OK,' she was assured. 'I know the fishermen from here and I will explain and pay.'
'A suite is always kept ready for me,' the newcomer informed him with a deprecating little laugh.
'It changed me,' she told me.
'Don't move,' I warned him and took out my clasp knife.
Most of the verbs with this pattern also have the pattern V with quote. The exceptions are assure, inform, remind, and tell.
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