Grammar Patterns

V with quote

The 'add' group

These verbs indicate the relationship of something that is said or written to something else that has been said or written. This includes:
    saying something first or last e.g. begin, finish
    saying something after you have said something else e.g. add, repeat
    saying something after someone else has said something e.g. interject, reply
Mr Brown added: 'We are a very broadly spread business. We are not dependent on the UK market.'
'The fire seems to be behind that door,' Judy began.
'All this publicity helps build the brand's renown,' chipped in Frederik Zimmer.
'You're -' 'Please,' she interjected. 'Let me tell you in my own way.'
'You knew her?' he asked. 'Of course,' she replied.
  • add
  • agree
  • amend
  • answer
  • begin
  • conclude
  • concur
  • continue
  • correct
  • counter
  • echo
  • end
  • finish
  • interject
  • interpose
  • interrupt
  • intervene
  • object
  • persist
  • prompt
  • reiterate
  • rejoin
  • repeat
  • reply
  • respond
  • resume
  • retort
  • riposte
  • break in
  • butt in
  • chime in
  • chip in
  • cut in
  • go on
  • pipe up
  • put in
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