In the English Grammar Profile, **B1** point 36 in the category of VERBs is defined as:

verb pattern / reporting verb with prepositional phrase + that clause as the direct object

A search in iWeb for:

**SAY to_II * that**

1 SAID TO ME THAT 2340

2 SAY TO YOU THAT 1483

3 SAYS TO ME THAT 794

4 SAY TO ME THAT 539

5 SAID TO HIM THAT 505

### 6 SAID TO MYSELF THAT 426

I said to myself that I really needed a way to focus on the positive somehow.

7 SAY TO THEM THAT 264

8 SAYING TO ME THAT 254

9 SAID TO HER THAT 250

10 SAY TO HIM THAT 227

11 SAID TO YOU THAT 217

12 SAY TO MYSELF THAT 213

13 SAY TO YOURSELF THAT 195

14 SAID TO THEM THAT 185

15 SAY TO PEOPLE THAT 178

16 SAID TO US THAT 162

17 SAYING TO MYSELF THAT 139

18 SAYING TO YOURSELF THAT 89

19 SAY TO HER THAT 89

20 SAY TO SOMEONE THAT 79

21 SAY TO US THAT 71

22 SAY TO OURSELVES THAT 68

23 SAYS TO YOU THAT 63

24 SAYING TO YOU THAT 62

25 SAY TO ANYONE THAT 59

26 SAYING TO US THAT 54

27 SAYS TO HER THAT 53

28 SAID TO HIMSELF THAT 52

29 SAYING TO PEOPLE THAT 49

30 SAYING TO THEM THAT 46

31 SAY TO EVERYONE THAT 44

32 SAYS TO US THAT 41

33 SAYING TO HER THAT 39

34 SAY TO THOSE THAT 38

35 SAYING TO HIM THAT 37

36 SAY TO THEMSELVES THAT 35

37 SAYS TO HIM THAT 34

38 SAYS TO HIMSELF THAT 32

39 SAYING TO THEMSELVES THAT 24

40 SAY TO HIMSELF THAT 22

41 SAY TO OTHERS THAT 20

42 SAYS TO THEM THAT 20

43 SAYING TO SOMEONE THAT 19

44 SAID TO HERSELF THAT 19

45 SAY TO GOD THAT 14

46 SAID TO OURSELVES THAT 14

47 SAY TO THEE THAT 11

48 SAID TO THOSE THAT 11

49 SAID TO PEOPLE THAT 11

A2 Vocabulary:

anyone, everyone, god, herself, himself, myself, ourselves, someone, themselves, yourself