Некоторые глаголы очень часто встречаются при употреблении косвенной речи. Ниже приведены некоторые примеры с использованием следующих глаголов: propose, refuse, congratulate, greet, introduce, warn, insist, insult.
|propose||"Sir, I think we should have a meeting this afternoon"
He proposed having a meeting that afternoon
|refuse||"I won't do this job any longer"
He refused to continue working
|congratulate||"Congratulations Jack. Your performance was excellent!"
He congratulated Jack on giving a good performance at the theater
Bill greeted everybody as he entered the room
|introduce||"This is my mother. Her name is Nancy"
He introduced me to his mother
|warn||"Don't drink so much or you'll get drunk"
Bill warned Jack not to drink too much
|insist||"You must take me there!. Come on. I really want to go there!"
She insisted that she wanted to go
|insult||"You... damned fat cow!. You ate all my cookies!"
She insulted her friend calling her a 'fat cow'