Welcome to the GMATCLUB, anandkapur!
Let me explain a little bit. I think MGMAT SC
has clearly explained that you need to put THAT after reporting verbs. Claimed That
and Declared That
are better options. Leo claims vanilla
is the best ice cream flavor.
One problem with above sentence is that one may gets confused for an instance that Leo claims vanilla
i.e. the sentence may appear as if Leo has won the claim over vanilla when one wants to say something else.say that
anandkapur you used this construction, but I doubt whether this is right construction or not, as MGMAT says
you don't need to put THAT after verb say. May be I'm missing something, I hope other members will help me with this confusion.
Anyhow, welcome again in the world of GMATCLUB!
Hope to see you around.
say that one should keep the "that" after a reporting verb. But what should one do with verbs like "claims" and "declare" -- they're said to be better without the "that".
Leo claims vanilla is the best ice cream flavor.
Leo claims THAT vanilla is the best ice cream flavor.