Grammar Patterns

V with quote

The 'gasp' group

These verbs are used to express speech accompanied by an expression, gesture, or non-verbal sound. They are usually used in fiction rather than in journalism or conversation.
'Do you know what this means?' I gasped, laying a hand on Sauter's shoulder.
'Go ahead,' she smiled.
'Oh, Dennis,' she sobbed. 'I'm sorry. I really am.'
  • beam
  • cackle
  • chortle
  • chuckle
  • gasp
  • giggle
  • grunt
  • guffaw
  • gulp
  • laugh
  • nod
  • pout
  • sigh
  • smile
  • sniff
  • sniffle
  • snigger
  • snort
  • sob
  • wince
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