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    #1

    tell me

    I wonder if there is any difference between "1" and "2".
    1. Don't tell me that faucet's dripping again!
    2. Tell me that faucet's not dripping again!

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    #2

    Re: tell me

    The difference is that the first is commonly heard whilst the second is never heard.

    I always hesitate to say 'never' as somebody is sure to pop up and say 'That's what I say all the time'. In this case I'll stick my neck out.

    Rover

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