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How to use the word "told' and "said" during conversation.
Would you please explain to me usage of these words with more examples
1. He told me that he wont come today.
2. He said to me, He will be absent today.
If you are trying to convey the same information with those two sentences then you need to directly quote the person in #2.
I was talking to John and I said "I don't have a dog".
I told John [that] I don't have a dog.
She told me her name was Sarah.
She said to me, "My name is Sarah".
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.