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    #1

    ome on, tell the truth. Did you break it on purpose or was it an accident?

    What's difference between these two sentences? Is the second possible in this sense?

    1. Come on, tell the truth. Did you break it on purpose or was it an accident?
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    Come on, speak the truth. Did you break it on purpose or was it an accident?

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    #2

    Re: ome on, tell the truth. Did you break it on purpose or was it an accident?

    I don't find #2 natural at all. #1 is fine.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: ome on, tell the truth. Did you break it on purpose or was it an accident?

    I've found many examples of "speak the truth" here: http://fraze.it/n_search.jsp?q=speak...0&t=0&sugg=off
    "tell the truth" seems to be far more common: http://fraze.it/n_search.jsp?q=tell+...0&t=0&sugg=off


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    #4

    Re: ome on, tell the truth. Did you break it on purpose or was it an accident?

    My personal view is that 'speak the truth' is rarely used in situations such as Kharkhun's. i.e.. as an an imperative

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