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    Need advice on Reported Speech, thanks, teachers!

    Hello teachers,

    Would you be able to tell me when I should use "said" and "told" in reported speech?

    Thank you very much , teachers !

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    Re: Need advice on Reported Speech, thanks, teachers!

    'Told' is followed by a pronoun or proper noun, and 'said' isn't:

    He told us he wasn't coming.
    He said he wasn't coming.

    'Told' is also used for orders and instructions, followed by an infinitive:

    He told us to stop.

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    Re: Need advice on Reported Speech, thanks, teachers!

    Thank you for your advice, teacher Tdol!

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    Re: Need advice on Reported Speech, thanks, teachers!

    You're always welcome.

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