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    evaa Guest

    Question reported speech

    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

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    Default 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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