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    please!

    Hi!
    I don't know how to make a choice about the following. please give me hand and tell me why. thanks a lot.

    how do you ( ) it in english.
    A. say
    B. speak
    C. call
    D. spell

    what do you ( ) it in english.
    A. say
    B. speak
    C. call
    D. spell

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    Re: please!

    Quote Originally Posted by c.c View Post
    Hi!
    I don't know how to make a choice about the following. please give me hand and tell me why. thanks a lot.

    how do you ( ) it in english.
    A. say
    B. speak
    C. call
    D. spell

    what do you ( ) it in english.
    A. say
    B. speak
    C. call
    D. spell
    Dear c.c.:

    This is an exercise to help reinforce these two usages:

    How do you say it in English?
    and
    What do you call it in English?

    It is to help you remember the difference between saying and calling. In English you say things, but when you are explaining what the names of things are, you call them by their names.
    Examples:
    How do you say 'Good morning' in Chinese?

    What do you call the person who brings food to the table in a restaurant?

    I hope this is helpful,

    Petra

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