Reporting Verbs
REPORTING VERB    
   Stataement /questions
1.    "I am a Frenchman" = He said he was a Frenchman.            Where said  is a reporting verb.
2.    "Where is the station?" = He asked where the station was.    Where asked  is a reporting verb.
3.    "Go away!" = He told us to go away.                                            Where told  is a reporting verb.


Other types of reporting verbs give information about how the words were spoken, or the emotions transmitted.
1.    She cried for help.                                                                   Reporting verb- cried 
2.    "Leave me alone", he growled.                                            Reporting verb- growled
3.    "It's so nice to see you again", she laughed.                      Reporting verb- laughed


     commands/request/invitation
1.    "Get out, now!" = We were ordered to leave.                                Reporting verb- order
2.    "Would you like some tea?" = We were offered some tea.      Reporting verb- offered
3.    "Please take a seat." = He invited me to sit down.                     Reporting verb- invited
 

Summary

REPORTING VERB    
   Stataement /questions
1.    "I am a Frenchman" = He said he was a Frenchman.            Where said  is a reporting verb.
2.    "Where is the station?" = He asked where the station was.    Where asked  is a reporting verb.
3.    "Go away!" = He told us to go away.                                            Where told  is a reporting verb.


Other types of reporting verbs give information about how the words were spoken, or the emotions transmitted.
1.    She cried for help.                                                                   Reporting verb- cried 
2.    "Leave me alone", he growled.                                            Reporting verb- growled
3.    "It's so nice to see you again", she laughed.                      Reporting verb- laughed


     commands/request/invitation
1.    "Get out, now!" = We were ordered to leave.                                Reporting verb- order
2.    "Would you like some tea?" = We were offered some tea.      Reporting verb- offered
3.    "Please take a seat." = He invited me to sit down.                     Reporting verb- invited
 
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