Reported speech with gerund
Reported speech with Gerund
We use reported speech with Gerund in order to report feelings or suggestions.
suggest , admit , deny, insist on , think of, dream of, , apologize (sb) for…
accuse sb of , thank sb for , congratulate sb on ,prevent sb from, warn sb against…
- “It was nice of you to help me. Thank you very much,” Tom said to you.
=> Tom thanked me for helping him.
- “I’m sorry I didn’t phone you earlier,” Mary said.
=> Mary apologized for not phoning me earlier.
- “Stay here! I can’t let you go out tonight” her mother said to Jane
=> Her mother prevented Jane from going out that night.
“It was you that told the secret.”
She blamed me for telling the secret.
• With some verbs, we have to use appropriate prepositions that are followed by gerunds. Some verbs go with gerunds to make reported speech.
apologize for xin lỗi
approve of chấp nhận
look forward to mong mỏi
object to phản đối
dream of Mơ ước
insist on Cương quyết, khăng khăng
think of nghĩ về
congratulation someone on Chúc mừng
apologize someone for xin lỗi
blame someone for đổ lỗi
accuse someone of Tố cáo, buộc tội
prevent someone from ngăn cản
thank someone for Cảm ơn
warn someone against Cảnh báo admit Chấp nhận
deny phủ nhận
suggest Đề nghị
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