Learning English and Practicing Journalistic Style, Trainer Post

Attribution Verbs


The findings suggest

Has suggested




Has scooped

Won the prize for poetry

He/ she replied, described, announced, stated, added included in his/ her speech, enlisted, noted, declared, criticised, warned, told, made a comment/ hints, noted, commented, remarked, reflected, observed, explained, editorialized, interpreted, marked, emphasised, placed emphasis on,

Commending on recent development

Refused/ declined to comment

“….” was x’s reply/ answer

Another question was being asked at the conference hall

Written off by

His/ her words would be sufficient warning

Confronted with the fact

A cabinet minister is quoted as saying

Wait for the memoirs to be published to establish the truth

Noted something odd

This has been the cause of much comment


Have criticised

Pressed to give an answer anyway


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