Grammar Patterns

V n to-inf; V with quote

V n to-inf; V with quote

I would caution you to read the fine print.
He cautioned, however: 'There is still an awful lot of bad news to come.'
Eight republics have now declared themselves to be independent.
'To run an efficient international organisation you cannot skimp,' he declares.
The opposition leader urged the Government to end what he called its blatant discrimination against non-union workers.
'Well, say something!' he urged, irritated by his friend's silence.
  • advise
  • allege
  • beg
  • beseech
  • caution
  • challenge
  • command
  • counsel
  • declare
  • entreat
  • exhort
  • implore
  • instruct
  • order
  • report
  • request
  • urge
  • warn
  • For other combinations with the pattern V n to-inf, see V n for n, V n into -ing, and V n into n above.

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