Grammar Patterns

V to n; V with quote

V to n; V with quote

I assented to the request of the American publishers to write this book.
'I think you're right,' Pantieri assented.
The man had previous convictions and apparently confessed to the killing.
When he confessed to the police at the scene of the crime, Pat had pointed out where he had stood while firing.
'I still feel so lonely sometimes,' she confessed.
The guards muttered to each other, ignoring Vangelis.
'Sometimes Bess doesn't have much sense,' she muttered.
  • admit
  • apologize
  • assent
  • attest
  • boast
  • brag
  • complain
  • confess
  • mumble
  • mutter
  • object
  • pray
  • read
  • reply
  • respond
  • sing
  • telegraph
  • whisper
  • For other combinations with the pattern V to n, see V at n, V from n, V into n, V to n, and V that above.

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