Printable Handout: Explain & Tell

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Instructions: Choose the correct answer.

Q1 - She ____ how to do it.
explained
told
Either could be used.
Q2 - He ____ me why he did it.
explained
told
Either could be used.
Q3 - He tried to _____ the problem.
explain
tell
Either could be used.
Q4 - No one ____ me how to do it.
explained
told
Either could be used.
Q5 - They didn't ____ things very well.
explain
tell
Either could be used.
Q6 - Please ____ her not to do it again.
explain
tell
Either could be used.
Q7 - I couldn't ____ whether it was serious or not from what I heard.
explain
tell
Either could be used.
Q8 - He ____ everything clearly.
explained
told
Either could be used.
Q9 - They wanted me to ____ to them why I did it.
explain
tell
Either could be used.
Q10 - He ____ the story.
explained
told
Either could be used.

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