1. Jude offered to drive them to the airport. I promised not to tell anybody. 2. The doctor advised me to have a rest. I persuaded my sister not to go out with George. 3. I apologized for being so late. The police accused Karl of stealing the car.
To report what other people have said, you can use say or a specific verb, e.g. “I’ll drive you to the airport”. Jude said he would drive me to the airport. Jude offered to drive me to the airport.
The three different grammatical patterns After reporting verbs, there are three different grammatical patterns. 1. + to + infinitive agree offer refuse(not) to do something promise threaten
2. + person + to + infinitive advise ask convince encouragesomebody (not) to do something invite persuade remind tell warn
3. + - ing form apologize for accuse sb of admit blame sb for(not) doing something deny insist on recommend regret suggest