14th of September 2015

what are reporting verb

Aastha Sharma - CBSE - Class VII

Monday, September 14, 2015 at 18:07:PM


The reporting verb is used while writing in the reported (indirect) speech. 

Example: Kiran said, "I wish you could stay a little longer."  (direct speech)

Kiran said that she wished I could stay a little longer. 

"I will order lunch for you," Mohsin said to Sheena. 

Mohsin offered to buy lunch for Sheena. 

Told, offered, promised, etc. are some examples of reporting verbs.

Monday, September 14, 2015 at 18:13:PM