Reporting_Language_for_Writing

Reporting_Language_for_Writing - EDITING GUIDE 5: Common...

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EDITING GUIDE 5: Common Reporting Verbs The following verbs can be used to introduce quotes or ideas that you are citing in your writing. Choose the verb that expresses best your intention or position and check in the chart that you are using the correct grammar pattern for the verb you chose. YOUR POSITION VERBS 1 GRAMMAR PATTERNS AND EXAMPLES 1. Neutral (As the writer, you neither agree nor disagree.) a. says, tells*, asks**,writes, states b. According to X, To quote X, In the words of X, a. +that-clause (all 5 verbs) +infinitive: says, tells, asks +wh-clause: tell, ask Khosla says that good relations between 3M and Sumitomo have been built on trust. Khosla tells us to consult the website for further tips. She also tells us why so many problems occur in cross-cultural communication. b. +full clause (either a direct quote or a paraphrase, as appropriate). To quote the author, “Americans aren’t always so sensitive to foreign tastes and habits.” 2. Show that the author’s purpose (i.e., your idea of the author’s purpose) a. advises **, argues, asserts, assures*,
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2011 for the course ENG 310 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at S.F. State.

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