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SAY OR TELL

'Say' is usually followed by 'to' or 'that', and sometimes by a direct object.

For example - He said to her that he liked her. You often say that you like me. Say it again. Say the alphabet.

'Tell' is usually followed by an indirect object. For example - Tell me. He told her that he liked her. I must tell the teacher what I have written. I will tell you when I can come

Choose 'say(s)/said' or 'tell(s)/told' from the menu for each of the blank spaces.     Then check the answer box.

 

1. My mother me not to lose my front door key. 

2. My mother to me, "Don't lose your front door key." 

3. He to her, "Wait for me." 

4. Heher to wait for him. 

5. "Do you know the right answer? me."  

6. "Do you know the right answer? it."  

7. when you are ready!  

8. me when you are ready!  

9. Always government authorities what they expect to hear. 

10. me the truth! Did you kill your wife?  

11. The teacher to the class, "Be quiet." 

12. If you're feeling ill, you should so. 

13. If you're feeling ill, you should me. 

14. Will I succeed or not? I can't for certain. 

15. Will I succeed or not? I can't you for certain. 

16. He me that he didn't know my address. 

17. She that she was going home.  

18. He that he couldn't come yesterday because he was drunk. 

19. "I was drunk. I'm sorry. What can I ?" 

20 "I was drunk. What can I . you? What do you want - blood?