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    Default tell/say

    Could you, please, say if the sentences below are right or wrong:

    1) Please, tell him that I liked his job.

    2) Please say to him that I liked his job.

    3) Please tell Brian that I liked it.

    4) Please say to Brian that I liked it.

    5) Please say Brian that I liked it.

    Would you rather say it with 'tell' than with 'say to'?
    Is my 5) wrong?


    Thank you.

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    Default Re: tell/say

    The first four are correct. I prefer the versions with 'tell'.

    #5 is not correct.

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    Default Re: tell/say

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: tell/say

    Irina, instead of sending your thanks in a separate message, just click the Like button please.The reason is that it is flagged as a new post, so we think you might have a follow-up question or something to add. Those of us with slow connections and/or old computers have to waste valuable time waiting for it to appear.

    Thank you.

    Rover

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    Default Re: tell/say

    Hi, Rover!
    Oh, how inconvenient....To say "like" instead of "thank you"........even though I don't want to waste your time.....

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    Default Re: tell/say

    No...you don't say (or write) 'Like' instead of 'Thank you'; you just point to the word 'Like' and click on it.

    That appears on our screen as 'Irinaofr like this'.

    Rover

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    Default Re: tell/say

    Yes, I understand it. It is just not the same ("like" and "thank you").

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