English verbs taking clausal complements, from the Penn Tree Bank

Tell

say state add suggest report announce call reply write assert advise respond explain tell

Show

show indicate illustrate demonstrate prove reveal imply

Think

believe think know doubt recall remember suspect

Observe

observe note see hear

Discover

find conclude decide determine discover learn rule confirm realize reason calculate understand recognize

Speculate

estimate warn predict imagine propose speculate bet

Opine

argue contend agree insist claim concede acknowledge allege maintain deny admit

Feel

worry hope expect require fear feel want demand intend

Ask

ask wonder request

All, by frequency

said 305
say 159
note 123
add 96
believe 72
argue 70
show 70
suggest 62
estimate 52
report 51
contend 47
found 43
agree 34
indicate 34
insist 33
think 30
know 28
predict 26
complain 24
conclude 24
claim 23
announce 23
concede 23
warn 22
noting 21
mean 21
acknowledge 20
see 19
call 18
worry 18
ensure 18
maintain 17
wonder 17
allege 16
added 16
decide 16
determine 16
find 15
arguing 14
learn 14
hope 14
expect 13
rule 13
confirm 13
realize 12
ask 12
fear 12
recommend 11
state 11
question 11
assume 11
caution 10
feel 10
recall 9
require 9
speculate 9
reveal 8
charged 8
assuming 8
demand 7
signal 7
disclose 7
appear 7
emphasized 7
assert 7
held 7
recognize 7
indicated 7
tell 6
forecast 6
discovered 6
ruled 6
suspect 6
responded 5
charges 5
thought 5
estimates 5
confirmed 5
adding 5
admit 5
imply 5
discover 5
declare 5
speculated 5
estimated 5
demonstrate 5
investigating 4
explained 4
urge 4
betting 4
project 4
noticed 4
explaining 4
wrote 4
worried 4
alleging 4
hear 4
disclosed 4
ensuring 4
figuring 4
proposed 4
understand 4
understood 4
declaring 4
felt 4
doubt 4
explains 4
boasts 4
hoping 4
worries 4
look 4
asserted 3
indicates 3
seems 3
hint 3
shown 3
ordered 3
requiring 3
denies 3
agreed 3
accept 3
guarantee 3
holds 3
provides 3
reported 3
stress 3
stressed 3
emphasizes 3
proclaim 3
adds 3
asserts 3
observed 3
noted 3
ruling 3
reasoned 3
calculates 3
counter 3
indicating 3
meant 3
determining 3
deciding 2
figure 2
disclosing 2
imagine 2
wait 2
predicting 2
replies 2
knew 2
pledged 2
reckon 2
means 2
requested 2
confesses 2
stipulate 2
charging 2
discovering 2
writes 2
proposing 2
alleges 2
reiterated 2
prove 2
mandated 2
warned 2
admitted 2
concedes 2
deny 2
stressing 2
recognizing 2
fret 2
concluded 2
stating 2
dictate 2
alleged 2
estimating 2
illustrates 2
bet 2
theorized 2
remains 2
replied 2
allowed 2
denied 2
help 2
Topic revision: r1 - 2006-05-05 - 22:23:18 - ShaunaEggers
 

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