Reporting Verbs

French reporting verbs
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Verbes de reportage

Sometimes it’s necessary for person A to tell person B what person C said. This phenomenon, known as reported speech, is often done with the help of a reporting verb. Here are the most common French reporting verbs with links to conjugation tables.

affirmer to assert
ajouter to add
annoncer   to announce
conclure to conclude
crier to shout, cry out
déclarer to declare
demander to ask
se demander to wonder
dire to say
s’écrier to exclaim
écrire to write
exclamer to exclaim
expliquer to explain
hasarder to hazard, venture
insister to insist
lancer to shout out, interject
mentionner to mention
prétendre to claim
proclamer    to proclaim
prononcer to utter
proposer to propose, suggest
recommander to recommend
remarquer to comment
répliquer to reply
répondre   to answer
rétorquer to retort
signaler to report
souligner to emphasize
soutenir to maintain
suggérer to suggest

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