Certos verbos são muito frequentes na hora de reportar: say, tell, ask, admit, agree, answer, invite, complain.
Exemplo: 'He asked where you had put his book'.
|tell||"John is not here right now."
She told me that John wasn't there then.
|say||"Mum came to see you today."
He said that mum had come to see me that day.
|ask||"Please, give this letter to Penny."
He asked me to give the letter to Penny.
|admit||"OK, OK. Yeah. I broke that window."
He admitted that he had broken the window
|agree||"Yeah, of course. I will give you the money"
He agreed to loan me some money
|answer||"Oh, not now. I am too busy at this moment."
She answered that she was too busy at that moment
|invite||"Hey guys! Don't you want to go to the beach with me?"
He invited us to go to beach with him
|complain||"Oh, no. I have this terrible toothache again!"
He complained of a toothache