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.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to give". This is because the sentence "She told me that she wouldn't give me any money" indicates that she refused to give any money. Therefore, the correct form of the verb to complete the sentence is "to give".

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  • 2. 

    He told me that he had stolen the car. He confessed __________________ the car.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "having stolen". In the given sentence, the phrase "He confessed" indicates that the person admitted to a previous action. The verb "confessed" is followed by the gerund form "having stolen" to show that he admitted to the act of stealing the car. The repetition of "having stolen" in the answer options is likely a typographical error.

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  • 3. 

    He threatened that he would kill me. He threatened ______________________ me.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to kill." In this sentence, the word "threatened" indicates that someone made a statement or gesture indicating harm or danger. The phrase "to kill" completes the sentence by specifying the nature of the threat, indicating that the person threatened to cause harm resulting in death.

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  • 4. 

    She pretended that she was a doctor, and I believed her. She pretended _____________________ a doctor, and I believed her.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to be". In the sentence, "She pretended to be a doctor, and I believed her," the phrase "to be" is used to indicate the action or role that she pretended to have. It shows that she acted as if she was a doctor, and the speaker believed her deception.

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  • 5. 

    She said that I should study chemistry at university. She encouraged _____________________ chemistry at university.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "me to study" because when someone encourages another person to do something, they are suggesting or advising them to engage in that activity. In this case, "She encouraged me to study chemistry at university" means that she recommended or supported the idea of me pursuing a chemistry degree at university.

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  • 6. 

    He said it was my fault that the computer was broken. He blamed _______________________ the computer.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "me for breaking" because it accurately reflects the statement "He said it was my fault that the computer was broken." The phrase "me for breaking" indicates that the person blamed the speaker for breaking the computer.

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  • 7. 

    He told me not to forget to bring my swimming costume. He reminded ____________________ my swimsuit.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "me to bring" because it completes the sentence by indicating that "he" reminded the speaker to bring their swimsuit. This answer accurately reflects the original sentence structure and conveys the intended meaning.

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  • 8. 

    He asked me again and again if I would go out with him. He begged ___________________________ out with him.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "me to go". In the given sentence, the person repeatedly asked the speaker if they would go out with him. "Begged" implies a strong request or plea, so it fits well in this context. The phrase "me to go" completes the sentence, indicating that he begged the speaker to go out with him.

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  • 9. 

    He agreed that he would do the washing up. He agreed __________________________ the washing up.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to do" because it completes the sentence and maintains the meaning of the original sentence. The phrase "to do" is used after the verb "agreed" to indicate the action that he agreed to do, which is the washing up.

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  • 10. 

    I asked him if he wanted to come to my party. I invited __________________ to my party.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "him to come" because it completes the sentence and conveys the meaning that the speaker invited him specifically to come to their party. The phrase "him" alone would not make sense in this context as it does not indicate the purpose of the invitation.

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  • 11. 

    I told them I was sorry burning the dinner. I apologised ____________________ the dinner.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to them for burning". The phrase "to them" indicates that the speaker is apologizing directly to the people they told, and "for burning" explains what they are apologizing for, which is burning the dinner. Alternatively, "for burning" alone could also be a correct answer as it conveys the same meaning, but it does not specify who the apology is directed towards.

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  • 12. 

    He told me that I had to clean my bedroom. He ordered ___________________ my bedroom.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "me to clean" because the phrase "He ordered" indicates a command or instruction given by someone in authority. In this case, the person is ordering or commanding "me" to clean my bedroom.

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  • 13. 

    He asked me if I could open the window. He asked ______________________ the window.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "me to open" because it completes the sentence by indicating that the person asked the speaker to open the window. The phrase "He asked me" suggests that the person made a request or inquiry, and "to open" specifies the action that was requested.

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  • 14. 

    She said I shouldn't get angry. She advised me ________________________ angry.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "not to get". This is because the phrase "advised me" indicates that the person gave advice or counsel. In this case, the advice is to not get angry. The phrase "not to get" is the correct construction to express this advice.

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  • 15. 

    He _____________ he has met the President, but I don't believe him.

    Explanation
    The word "claims" is the correct answer because it fits grammatically in the sentence and conveys the meaning that the person is stating or asserting that they have met the President. However, the speaker does not believe this statement to be true.

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  • 16. 

    Bob ___________ breaking the window, but I'm sure he did it.

    Explanation
    Bob denies breaking the window, but I'm sure he did it. This means that Bob is claiming that he did not break the window, but the speaker is confident that he is lying and actually did break it.

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  • 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) _________________________________________________________________

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He offered to pay." The statement "I'll pay for you if you're short of money" is an offer made by the person. The phrase "He offered to pay" accurately reflects the meaning of the statement.

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  • 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) _________________________________________________________________

    Explanation
    The given correct answer options all express the same idea - that Delia apologized for forgetting Susie's birthday. Each option provides a slightly different phrasing, but they all convey the same meaning.

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  • 21. 

    “Now I’m going to sell my car.” said Christina.   (decide) _________________________________________________________________

    Explanation
    The given correct answer is a paraphrase of the original statement. It accurately reflects Christina's decision to sell her car and includes the word "now" to indicate the timing of the decision. The answer also provides different variations of the sentence structure, demonstrating that the decision is the main focus of the statement regardless of its placement in the sentence.

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  • 22. 

    “Don't stay out late at night,” Carla’s mother said.  (warn) _________________________________________________________________

    Explanation
    The correct answer is that Carla's mother warned her not to stay out late at night. This answer accurately reflects the original statement and conveys the meaning that Carla's mother advised her against staying out late at night.

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  • 23. 

    You were copying from my exam, I saw you!” Tommy said to me. (accuse) _________________________________________________________________  

    Explanation
    The sentence "Tommy accused me of copying from his exam" accurately reflects the accusation made by Tommy towards the speaker. The phrase "He accused me of copying from his exam" further emphasizes the accusation by stating it again.

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