Grammar Patterns

V about n; V with quote

V about n; V with quote

They agreed about some things, disagreed about others.
'We can't rest on our laurels,' I agreed.
I inquired about the provision of home care services in the Canadian program.
'That was Mrs Esch,' the girl behind the counter told Nancy. 'Has she lived here a long time?' Nancy inquired.
She made coffee and joked about the mess on her desk.
'Well, a beautiful spring Thursday would probably be a nice day to be buried on,' Nancy joked.
It embarrassed her when friends insisted she was beautiful. They raved about her high cheekbones and perfect nose.
Sheila Rothwell, 29, raved: 'It was really great. It's one of the maddest things I have ever seen.'
Kay sometimes found herself wondering about his motives.
'Why's she weeping?' he wondered.
  • agree
  • ask
  • boast
  • brag
  • burble
  • call
  • complain
  • enthuse
  • fume
  • grouse
  • grumble
  • gush
  • inquire
  • joke
  • moan
  • muse
  • mutter
  • philosophize
  • rage
  • rant
  • rave
  • rhapsodize
  • sing
  • snigger
  • speculate
  • twitter
  • wail
  • whine
  • whinge
  • wonder
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