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    I'm telling you / I tell you

    Does the expression "I'm telling you" mean the same as "I tell you" in the following definition by (the?) Free dictionary?

    I tell you - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.


    Is there any difference in meaning? Is it widely used by native speakers?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: I'm telling you / I tell you

    It has the same meaning.

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    Re: I'm telling you / I tell you

    Both are used widely.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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