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    "tell sb the way" or "direct sb the way"?

    Please help me with the following question
    1. the Policeman ____ Me The Way
      A.told B.said c.explained D.directed
    I chose D but the answer is A. What's the difference between "tell sb the way" and "direct sb the way"?

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    Re: "tell sb the way" or "direct sb the way"?

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    direct somebody to something - Logman

    Could you direct me to Trafalgar Square, please?

    You tell somebody the way, but you direct them to a particular place.

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    Re: "tell sb the way" or "direct sb the way"?

    The difference is that we use 'tell' in this expression, not 'direct'. We direct people to places or tell them the way there.

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