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    He told (me) that she wasn't at home.

    "He told (me) that she wasn't at home.


    Is it okay to say without an object 'me' in this sentence?

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    #2

    Re: He told (me) that she wasn't at home.

    NOT A TEACHER

    No, it's not because "tell" is a transitive verb (see a good dictionary). You could use "say" instead, though.

    He said (that) she wasn't at home.
    Please note that I'm not a teacher.

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