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    `say` and `tell`

    HI all
    i hope all be happy
    what is the difference between `say` and `tell`?
    please say me where and when do they use?

    thanks alot

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    Re: `say` and `tell`

    The general rule is: "say something/tell someone".

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    Re: `say` and `tell`

    You can say:
    Tell me what you're doing.
    You can't say:
    *Say me what you're doing.
    You can say:
    He said to me that he was sick.
    You can't say:
    *He told to me that he was sick.

    I'm not a teacher and can be wrong.

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    #4

    Re: `say` and `tell`

    Quote Originally Posted by amir_b View Post
    HI all
    I hope all are happy.
    What is the difference between `say` and `tell`?
    Please tell me where and when to use them?

    thanks a lot
    'a lot' is two words.
    Click on the link below. It's cluttered with other stuff, but there is a fair amount on "say" and "tell".

    here

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