在漢語裡，人們常用 「xxx 說、講」 等詞語來引述他人的話語。英語中像 「say」 和 「tell」 這類動詞可被稱為引述動詞 「reporting verbs」。你還知道哪些引述動詞？ 「Refuse、offer、suggest」 是引述詞嗎？它們怎麼用？做小測驗，學習如何正確引用他人的話。
1. Complete sentence B using the correct reporting verb.
A: My daughter said: 『No, I’m not eating meat! I’m vegetarian now.』
B: My daughter ______.
a) denied eating meat.
b) offered not to eat meat.
c) refused to eat meat.
d) threatened not to eat meat.
2. A: Jamie said: 『I’ll never say anything bad about Jess again.』
B: Jamie ______ never say anything bad about Jess again.
a) promised to
b) threatened to
c) offered to
d) advised to
3. A: 『You must never walk home alone after 7pm. It’s too dangerous,』 I said to Karina.
B: I ______ Karina never to walk home alone after 7pm.
4. She wouldn’t let anyone pay. She ______ for everyone’s meal herself.
a) insisted on paying
b) suggested that she would pay
c) threatened to pay
d) agreed that she would pay
5. I ______ him a lift to the train station, but he said no and got a taxi instead.
a) recommended giving
b) regretted not giving
c) offered to give
d) agreed to give
6. The dentist ______ Angelo to stop eating so many sweets.
7. The musician ______ copying the music from another song, saying it was all her original music.
8. The police ______ that 27 people had been taken to hospital.
1) c, 2) a, 3) d, 4) a, 5) c, 6) b, 7) d, 8) a.