Reporting Verbs Quiz! Grammar Test

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Reporting verbs quiz grammar test. Reported speech is a type of speech used when one is saying what another person said. There are differences in how the sentences will be written, and one needs to know the reporting verbs they should use. In this quiz, you will get to test out how good you are when it comes to writing sentences in reported speech. Do give it a shot and see how well you will do!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    She told me that she wouldn't give me any money. She refused _______________________________me any money.
  • 2. 
    He told me that he had stolen the car. He confessed __________________ the car.
  • 3. 
    He threatened that he would kill me. He threatened ______________________ me.
  • 4. 
    She pretended that she was a doctor, and I believed her. She pretended _____________________ a doctor, and I believed her.
  • 5. 
    She said that I should study chemistry at university. She encouraged _____________________ chemistry at university.
  • 6. 
    He said it was my fault that the computer was broken. He blamed _______________________ the computer.
  • 7. 
    He told me not to forget to bring my swimming costume. He reminded ____________________ my swimsuit.
  • 8. 
    He asked me again and again if I would go out with him. He begged ___________________________ out with him.
  • 9. 
    He agreed that he would do the washing up. He agreed __________________________ the washing up.
  • 10. 
    I asked him if he wanted to come to my party. I invited __________________ to my party.
  • 11. 
    I told them I was sorry burning the dinner. I apologised ____________________ the dinner.
  • 12. 
    He told me that I had to clean my bedroom. He ordered ___________________ my bedroom.
  • 13. 
    He asked me if I could open the window. He asked ______________________ the window.
  • 14. 
    She said I shouldn't get angry. She advised me ________________________ angry.
  • 15. 
    He _____________ he has met the President, but I don't believe him.
  • 16. 
    Bob ___________ breaking the window, but I'm sure he did it.
  • 17. 
    “Let’s go get a hamburger,” said Paul. (suggest) _________________________________________________________________
  • 18. 
     “I’ll pay for you if you’re short of money,” he said. (offer) _________________________________________________________________
  • 19. 
    “Sam, don’t forget to take the books back to the library,” said Dave. (remind) _________________________________________________________________
  • 20. 
    “Oh Susie, I’m so sorry I forgot your birthday,” exclaimed Delia. (apologize) _________________________________________________________________
  • 21. 
    “Now I’m going to sell my car.” said Christina.   (decide) _________________________________________________________________
  • 22. 
    “Don't stay out late at night,” Carla’s mother said.  (warn) _________________________________________________________________
  • 23. 
    You were copying from my exam, I saw you!” Tommy said to me. (accuse) _________________________________________________________________