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    tell/told /was telling

    1. Bob tells me you joined the company recently.
    2. Bob told me you joined the company recently.
    3. Bob was telling me you joined the company recently.

    What is the difference in meaning of above sentences?

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    Re: tell/told /was telling

    Essentially, there is no difference in meaning. At some unspecified point in the past, Bob told me you recently joined the company.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: tell/told /was telling

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Essentially, there is no difference in meaning. At some unspecified point in the past, Bob told me you recently joined the company.
    If the first one is correct with respect to tense? Is it informal sentence? When do we use sentences like these?

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    Re: tell/told /was telling

    Yes, it's informal. You can use it when Bob told you in the very recent past..

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