Grammar Patterns

V that

V to n that

The verb is followed by a prepositional phrase beginning with to, and a that-clause. The prepositional phrase indicates the person who is addressed, or the person to whom a fact is demonstrated.
David admitted to the clerk that he had been at the scene and had lent the other youth a knife to get into cars.
You will have to demonstrate to the court that the repairs are reasonably necessary to preserve your property.
  • admit
  • announce
  • boast
  • brag
  • comment
  • complain
  • confess
  • confide
  • declare
  • demonstrate
  • disclose
  • explain
  • grumble
  • hint
  • indicate
  • intimate
  • mention
  • pray
  • prove
  • recommend
  • remark
  • repeat
  • report
  • reveal
  • say
  • show
  • signal
  • stress
  • submit
  • suggest
  • swear
  • whisper
  • write
  • (not) let on
  • point out
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