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The 'report' groupThese verbs are concerned with what is spoken and written. This includes something that is:
agreed or conceded
suggested or recommended
announced, reported, or disclosed
rumoured or alleged
argued or denied
We also include here demonstrate and show, which do not necessarily involve speaking or writing.
Eventually it was agreed that the present laws would continue to apply in the same areas for two years.
It is argued that the only really good way to do massage is with oil.
It is claimed that running helps to unleash hidden energies, both psychic and physical.
In 1990, it was disclosed that he had contracted the AIDS virus.
A short time ago, it was reported that demonstrators had broken through the police lines and more vehicles were set alight.
It is rumoured that his farmhouse resembles a fortress, with a panic-button to alert the police in the event of intruders breaking in.
Until it is shown that the manuscript is genuine, we have to remain sceptical.
It is suggested that teachers should design activities which will keep the class actively and constructively engaged.
There are two phrasal verbs with this meaning, given below. Their pattern is it be V-ed P that.
When it was pointed out that she would need considerable journalistic experience she agreed she didn't have it.
These verbs are sometimes used with a modal such as must or can to indicate that the speaker feels obliged or able to say something, not that someone else has said something.
be acknowledged be admitted be agreed be alleged be announced be argued be asserted be circulated be claimed be conceded be confirmed be contended be demonstrated be denied be disclosed be emphasized be explained be held be highlighted be proposed be recorded be reported be revealed be ruled be rumoured be said be shown be stated be stressed be suggested be trumpeted be whispered be laid down be pointed out
It can be argued that human health would not suffer if we were to stop most animal research.
Though it cannot be denied that appearance is the first step towards attraction, it is similarity of attitude that is often a deciding factor when it comes to pursuing a relationship.
It must be emphasized that goat's and sheep's milk also contain lactose.
It must be said that the success has been solid rather than spectacular.