Special verbs for Reported Speech Exercise

Reporting Verbs Exercise at Auto-English

Fill the gaps using the verbs in the box. Use each verb once only.

advise hope promise suggest
beg insist remind threaten
deny invite refuse warn
1 "I didn't do it," she said.
She ________________ doing it.
2 "Have lunch with me," she said.
She ________________ me to have lunch with her.
3 "Why don't you buy one?" said Tom.
Tom ________________ I buy one.
4 "I promise I'll take you to Prague," said Mary.
Mary ________________ to take me to Prague.
5 "I hope Andy phones tonight," said Clare.
Clare ________________ Andy would phone that night.
6 "Please, please don't tell anyone!" he said.
He ________________ me not to tell anyone.
7 "I won't do it," he said.
He ________________ to do it.
8 "You should have lessons," she said.
She ________________ me to have lessons.
9 "We really must go with you," they said.
They ________________ on going with me.
10 "Don't forget to phone Granny," said Mum.
Mum ________________ me to phone Granny.
11 "If you wear my T-shirt again, I'll pinch you very hard," said Maggy.
Maggie ________________ to pinch me very hard if I wore her T-shirt again.
12 "Don't fly kites near electric overhead cables," said my father.
My father ________________ me not to fly kites near electric overhead cables.


Written by Rob Wilson ©Robert Clifford McNair Wilson 2004