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
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.