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    #1

    told me it.

    Which are correct among the three? I think 2 is the only correct one.

    1. If he had known the answer, he would have told me it.
    2. If he had known the answer, he would have said it to me.
    3. If he had known the answer, he would have told it to me.
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    Re: told me it.

    I am not a teacher.

    I find 2 the least natural. I prefer 'told' to 'said'.

    I also like, 'If he had know the answer, he would have told me', although this is ambiguous. He would have told me that he knew the answer, or he would have told me what the answer was?

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    #3

    Re: told me it.

    Do you mean 1 and 3 are correct? They are grammar-wise incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: told me it.

    Why do you think 1 and 3 are incorrect grammatically?

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    #5

    Re: told me it.

    They don't use it a lot and I seem to have seen such explanation before.

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    #6

    Re: told me it.

    In all three example, "know" should be "known".

    For me, the first works without "it". The second does not work. With "known", the third would be the best.

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