Direct and indirect speech: Reporting hopes, promises and intentions

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To report a promise, hope or intention we use an appropriate reporting verb followed by a that-clause or a to-infinitive.

Other verbs used to report hopes, intentions, and promises include: hope, propose, threaten, guarantee and swear.

Verbs that can be followed by either a that-clause or a to-infinitive include: decide, expect, guarantee, hope, promise, swear, and threaten.

See also

Direct and indirect speech
Rules for the change of pronouns
Reporting verb
Rules for the change of tenses
Rules for the change of adverbs
Reporting hopes, intentions and promises
Reporting orders, requests and advice
Reporting questions
Reporting questions: grammar exercise
Reported speech exercise
Reporting Yes/No questions