Reporting verbs Gaz I am very hungry Gaz

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Reporting verbs • Gaz: “I am very hungry. ” • Gaz said (that) he

Reporting verbs • Gaz: “I am very hungry. ” • Gaz said (that) he was very hungry. • Gaz told me (that) he was very hungry.

Reporting Questions • Gaz: “Do you like haggis? ” • Gaz asked me if

Reporting Questions • Gaz: “Do you like haggis? ” • Gaz asked me if I liked haggis. 1. The verb goes after the subject, not before it. 2. Do/does/did disappear and the verb assumes its present simple/past simple form. 3. In yes/no questions, insert if or whether.

Reporting Commands • Gaz: “Start the car. ” • Gaz told me to start

Reporting Commands • Gaz: “Start the car. ” • Gaz told me to start the car. • Gaz “Don’t open the door. ” • Gaz told me not to open the door.

Reporting Requests • Gaz: “Start the car, please. ” • Gaz asked me to

Reporting Requests • Gaz: “Start the car, please. ” • Gaz asked me to start the car. • Gaz “Can you open the door, please? ” • Gaz asked me to open the door. • Gaz asked me if I could open the door.

Reporting Requests • • Will Can May Must • Could • Might • Should

Reporting Requests • • Will Can May Must • Could • Might • Should • • Would Could Might Had to • These verbs don’t change

Reporting Verbs • • • agree offer refuse promise threaten (not) to do something

Reporting Verbs • • • agree offer refuse promise threaten (not) to do something

Reporting Verbs • • • advise ask convince encourage invite persuade remind tell warn

Reporting Verbs • • • advise ask convince encourage invite persuade remind tell warn somebody (not) to do something

Reporting Verbs • • • apologize for accuse somebody of admit blame somebody for

Reporting Verbs • • • apologize for accuse somebody of admit blame somebody for deny insist on recommend regret suggest (not) doing something