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    "say for somebody to do something" and "tell somebody to do something"

    Definition and pronunciation of easy | Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary
    The doctor told me to take it easy for a few weeks.

    Do you say "say for somebody to do something" to mean "tell somebody to do something"?

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    Re: "say for somebody to do something" and "tell somebody to do something"

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    Do you say "say for somebody to do something" to mean "tell somebody to do something"?
    Not normally.

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    Re: "say for somebody to do something" and "tell somebody to do something"

    Is it, however, not grammatically wrong?

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    Re: "say for somebody to do something" and "tell somebody to do something"

    Quote Originally Posted by sunsunmoon View Post
    Definition and pronunciation of easy | Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary
    The doctor told me to take it easy for a few weeks.

    Do you say "say for somebody to do something" to mean "tell somebody to do something"?
    The "for" in your sentence has nothing to do with "told" or "say".

    The doctor said to me "Take it easy for a few weeks".
    The doctor told me to take it easy for a few weeks.

    We don't use "say for" to mean "tell".

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