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Difference between the verbs ‘Say’ & ‘Tell’

If you frequently confuse the words SAY, TELL, you’re not alone – these are some of the most commonly confused English words! In this Video lesson, Rachna will  teach you the rules for the difference between say, tell. After watching the lesson you can take the exercise below to test your knowledge.

Say & Tell Exercise

All the sentences below are in past. Choose the correct past form of ‘Say’ or ‘Tell’ in the sentences below.

1. Julie …………………… that she would join us after work.

 
 

2. She …………………. me that she was going running this evening.

 
 

3. John …………………us that he couldn’t come for the party.

 
 

4. John ………….. that he had been to the cinema at the weekend.

 
 

5. She ………………… them she wanted to quit the team.

 
 

6. David ……………that he was going to arrive at eight in the evening.

 
 

7. They ……………….. that they didn’t want to meet us on Tuesday.

 
 

8. I ………………… him I wasn’t impressed.

 
 

9. Mary ……………….. Sarah that she was leaving in Wednesday.

 
 

10. We ………….. that we were going in a holiday the following week.

 
 

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2 thoughts on “Difference between the verbs ‘Say’ & ‘Tell’”

  1. madirao7 says:

    In my understand, Said has no object i.e., him/them. Where as Told has object. Am I right?

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