Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/07/reporting-speech.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/07/reporting-speech.shtml en-gb 30 Sun 28 Dec 2014 02:42:29 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/07/reporting-speech.shtml Kim http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/07/reporting-speech.shtml?page=75#comment3 Hi Enayat Thanks for this - you have listed some alternative words for 'said'. You might also use shouted, added, quipped, stated, retorted...these do all mean different things of course.And in the second example you could use denied, complained, promised, claimed, suggested, advised, refused, argued, confirmed...Kim Mon 26 Jul 2010 08:54:45 GMT+1 Lore http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/07/reporting-speech.shtml?page=50#comment2 Hi Kim,Thank you for your explanation, it was very clear!Best wishesLorena Mon 26 Jul 2010 01:14:00 GMT+1 EE http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/07/reporting-speech.shtml?page=25#comment1 Hello Kim,Thank you once again.Some words we can use instead of (said) are: pointed out, nodded, Whispered , assumed, pretend.other verbs to use reported speech: he/she assured that" " he/she indicated that " ".I hope i could have answered up to some extent.RegardsEnayat Safi Sat 24 Jul 2010 07:06:01 GMT+1 BBC_fan http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/learningenglish/2010/07/reporting-speech.shtml?page=0#comment0 Hi there,Reported speech - one more piece of confusing English grammar. Thank you for your great explanation, it was very helpful. Hovewer, personally for me the hardest part in this topic is to remember how the adverbs of time change. For example, now -becomes then, next week - the following week. I assume that for you guys, people whose mother tongue is English, this change is logical, but it is not that clear for the rest of the world population. :-)Thank you, Best wishes,BBC_fan Sat 24 Jul 2010 03:48:21 GMT+1