V n with quote
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.
V n with quoteThe 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.
|quote clause||Verb group||noun group|
|'We'll do it,'||she||promised||him.|
|quote clause...||Verb group||noun group||...quote clause|
|'As you have said,'||David||reminded||him,||'the truth is the truth.'|
|'At one point,'||she||told||me,||'Sofia left the room.'|
|Verb group||noun group||quote clause|
|He||asked||me,||'Who are these people?'|
|My trainer||had warned||me:||'This guy means business.'|
|quote clause||Verb group|
|'Only include relevant achievements,'||I||was advised.|
|'This is considered unacceptable,'||he||was told.|
Structure informationOther related patterns
Verbs with this pattern are all concerned with telling and asking. The person being addressed is indicated by the noun group.Most of the verbs with this pattern also have the pattern V with quote. The exceptions are assure, inform, remind, and tell.
'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.