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    #1

    Now you can tell what other people do.

    Does 'tell' mean 'say it aloud' in the following sentences? (I've asked a similar question but with expressions like 'to tell a story', which is an exception, while I need more to understand if the following type of sentence is correct and if it means 'to say aloud about something mentioned'.)

    The result of a lesson (a student is expected to speak about the given topic): Now you can tell what other people do. (Now you can tell what other people like. Now you can tell what other people don't do.)
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2

    Re: Now you can tell what other people do.

    No. See the third definition here.

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    #3

    Re: Now you can tell what other people do.

    And how can I put it correctly in the intended meaning?
    Will it be correct if I write "Now you can talk about what other people do"?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #4

    Re: Now you can tell what other people do.

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    And how can I put it correctly in the intended meaning?
    WOULD it be correct if I WROTE "Now you can talk about what other people do"?
    Definitely. But I wouldn't know what you were going to talk about until I heard you speak.

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    #5

    Re: Now you can tell what other people do.

    It's just what I need, it's about the teaching aims of the lesson.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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