Некоторые глаголы очень часто встречаются при употреблении косвенной речи. Ниже приведены некоторые примеры с использованием следующих глаголов: apologize, thank, protest, threaten, advise, inquire, praise, deny.
|apologize||"I am very sorry for having insulted you in that way"
She apologized to her friend for having insulted her
|thank||"Thank you so much for your help, Mary"
Jack thanked Mary for her help
|protest||"Come on. It was not my fault. You are accusing the wrong person!"
The girl protested against the unfair accusation
|threaten||"If you don't give me the money, I will kill you"
The robber threatened to kill the man
|advise||"If you don't want to have problems with your health, you should stop smoking"
His doctor advised him to stop smoking
|inquire||"Could you tell me where the main library is?"
She inquired how to get to the library
|praise||"I really think that the work you are doing is excellent"
Bill's boss praised him for the work he was doing
|deny||"I don't know what you think, but I didn't break that window"
Billy denied having broken the window