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  1. seeta
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    i dont understand

    hi...i am taking english, however i dont understand it says identify the mistake.. well thats easy and then it says to explain why the learner has made that mistake?.. for example:

    she said me she had tickets for the concert.

    the mistake here is " said " i know but how to explain it..i dont know how to

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    Re: i dont understand

    She said to me that she had the tickets for the concert.

    I think that's the right way of saying.

  3. sheena55ro
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    Re: i dont understand

    Quote Originally Posted by seeta
    hi...i am taking english, however i dont understand it says identify the mistake.. well thats easy and then it says to explain why the learner has made that mistake?.. for example:
    she said me she had tickets for the concert.
    the mistake here is " said " i know but how to explain it..i dont know how to

    There should be the preposition "to" after "said"[ She said to me] or you have to change the verb this way :She told me she had....

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    Re: i dont understand

    Hello seeta.

    We try not to do homework assignments. However, given that two of our helpful members have already provided you with part of the solution (), I will give you a little guidance.

    First, explain how these sentences differ:
    (Hint: Look at the structure)

    EX: She said to me she had tickets for the concert.
    EX: She told me she had tickets for the concert.

    Second, explain why a learner would confuse the two verbs.
    (Hint: think about what the verbs mean)

    All the best.

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