Special verbs for Reported Speech Exercise

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

add apologize explain promise
admit beg offer protest


1 The teacher ________________ that wine came from grapes.
2 He ________________ never to take her cds again without asking first.
3 He ________________ for being late.
4 Monica ________________ to give us a lift to the station.
5 Mike ________________ eating the last chocolate biscuit.
6 Our scoutmaster ________________ at the end of his speech that we mustn't forget to bring torches on the camping trip.
7 Cecilia ________________ that she couldn't help with the shopping because she had already arranged to meet Caroline.
8 Cinderella ________________ to be allowed to go to the ball.


Written by Rob Wilson ©Robert Clifford McNair Wilson 2004