how would you report this sentence with the verb EXCLAME:
"What a silly thing to say!" she said.
She EXCLAIMED ... that that was a silly thing to say
BUT I WANT TO KNOW IF THERE IS ANOTHER WAY TO SAY THAT?? IS IT POSSIBLE TO SAY IT ON THIS WAY, AS THIS SENTENCE IS:
"You should take more exercise." he said.
He ADVISE me to take more exercise.
DOES EXCLAIM PUT UP WITH INFINITIVE or GERUND???
THANK YOU, Eva
Re: reported speech
You could say 'she exclaimed that it was a silly thing to say', but I don't see how you could reduce it much further. the second is fine, but put the reporting verb into the past.
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