Certos verbos são muito frequentes na hora de reportar: order, accuse, explain, mention, compliment, encourage, discourage, console.
Exemplo: 'The man accused his colleague of stealing his money'.
The sergeant ordered the soldiers to fire at the enemy
|accuse||"I saw you when you stole my money!"
The man accused his colleague of stealing his money
|explain||"I couldn't call you because there was no phone nearby"
He explained why he couldn't call me
|mention||"By the way, I am a bit tired after this trip"
Bill mentioned that he was tired after the trip
|compliment||"Jane, how elegant you are tonight!"
The man complimented Jane on being so elegant that night
|encourage||"Come on. Don't quit now!. You are about to win the game"
Bill's father encouraged him to continue with the game
|discourage||"It is cold and it is raining. I think you shouldn't go out tonight"
Mary's mother discouraged her from going out that night
|console||"Don't feel so bad. It is not so terrible to fail an exam. You'll pass it next time!"
Bill's companion tried to console him for having failed the exam