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Saytell

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  1. 1. SAY is used:When the person spoken to is not mentioned.Eg: John said (that) I was the prettiest girl in the group.Mom always says (that) she’s tired of working.Maggie was just saying (that) she might go back to school* Refers to any kind of speach. Example: Turn right, I said.* We use it without a personal object. Example: I said that she would be able.* If we want to put personal object after say we use “TO”. Example: She said to the students ...
  2. 2. TELL is used: a. When the person spoken to is mentioned.Eg: Maggie just told me (that) she might go back to school.He always tells his friends (that) he’ll be rich someday.Try to remember that we tell somebody something (not tell tosomebody; tell is a ditransitive verb)* It’s only used to mean “instruct or inform”.* After “tell” we don’t use objects like: words, name, etc...
  3. 3. 1. He asked me what I was doingand I said | told him I wasswimming across the lake.
  4. 4. 2. I was a little surprised andasked him if there was a problem.He said | told that there was toomuch boat traffic and it wasdangerous.
  5. 5. 3. I realized that he was right andsaid | told : Thats too bad. Isuppose that means I must swimnear the shore.
  6. 6. 4. He said | told me that I couldswim across the lake if I wasaccompanied by someone in arowboat.
  7. 7. 5. He said that people in boatscouldnt see swimmers in the waterand said | told me to be carefulswimming back to shore.
  8. 8. 6. I was very careful and whenI reached the shore I said | toldmy friends what had happened.
  9. 9. 6. I was very careful and when I reached the shore I said | told myfriends what had happened.The people addressed, my friends, are mentioned, so you must usetell.7. They were surprised and said | told so.The person addressed is not mentioned, so you must use say.8. There are no US coastguard boats on a lake, one of them said |told , convinced I was lying.This is direct speech, so you should use say. For more informationclick on troubleshooting link at top of page.
  10. 10. 9. Im saying | telling the truth, I said, defensively.This is one of those expressions where you use tell. For moreinformation click on troubleshooting link at top of page.10. Why would I lie? I said | told to them.This is direct speech, so you should use say. For more informationclick on troubleshooting link at top of page.11. I also told them what the coast guard officer had said | toldabout the rowboat.The person addressed is not mentioned, so you must use say.12. The coast guard guy told me it was dangerous but he also said |told that I could swim across if I was accompanied by someone in arowboat.The person addressed is not mentioned, so you must use say.13. If thats the case, my friend said | told , then I will swim withyou and Caroline can accompany us in a rowboat.
  11. 11. This is direct speech, so you should use say. For more informationclick on troubleshooting link at top of page.14. I thought that would solve the problem, and said | told Caroline tostay close to us.The person addressed, Caroline, is mentioned, so you must use tell.You always use tell when it is a command.15. The coast guard boat approached us again and this time I said |told the officer that, as he could see, we were accompanied bysomeone in a row boat.The person addressed, the officer, is mentioned, so you must use tell.His response surprised me. He said, I can see two swimmers but onlyone row boat. I thought that he was being a bit too bureaucratic, butmy friend, who is American, was really angry. Its hard to believe, hesaid later, that the state motto for New Hampshire is Live Free orDie.
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  13. 13. 1 - The person addressed, me, is mentioned, so youmust use tell Return
  14. 14. 2 - The person addressed is not mentioned, so youmust use say Return
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  16. 16. 3 -This is direct speech, so you should use say. Formore information click on troubleshooting link attop of page. Return
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  18. 18. 4 - The person addressed, me, is mentioned, soyou must use tell. Return
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  20. 20. 5- The person addressed, me, is mentioned, soyou must use tell. Return
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  22. 22. 6 - The people addressed, my friends, arementioned, so you must use tell. Return
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  24. 24. 7 - The person addressed is not mentioned, soyou must use say.
  25. 25. 8 - This is direct speech, so you should use say.For more information click on troubleshootinglink at top of page.
  26. 26. 9 - This is one of those expressions where you use tell.For more information click on troubleshooting linkat top of page.
  27. 27. 10 - This is direct speech, so you should use say. Formore information click on troubleshooting link attop of page.
  28. 28. 11 - The person addressed is not mentioned, so youmust use say
  29. 29. 12 - The person addressed is not mentioned, soyou must use say.
  30. 30. 13 - This is direct speech, so you should use say.For more information click on troubleshootinglink at top of page.
  31. 31. 14 - The person addressed, Caroline, is mentioned, soyou must use tell. You always use tell when it is acommand.
  32. 32. 15 - The person addressed, the officer, is mentioned,so you must use tell.

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