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    Question said and told

    How to use the word "told' and "said" during conversation.
    Would you please explain to me usage of these words with more examples


    Example:

    1. He told me that he wont come today.

    2. He said to me, He will be absent today.

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    Re: said and told

    Quote Originally Posted by Chiao Ying Huang View Post
    How to do we use the words "told' and "said" during conversation?
    Would you please explain to me the usage of these words with more examples​?

    Example:

    1. He told me that he won't come today.

    2. He said to me He "I will be absent today".
    See my amendments above.

    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.

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