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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #111019: Tell or Say
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    Tell or Say

    We use 'say' to speak in general about something that is said by someone.

    You say something to someone.

    Examples: My father said he had a wonderful time with his friends.

                   Their mother often says they should wash their hands before lunch.


    We use 'tell' to mean that someone has instructed or informed someone else of something.

    You tell someone something.

    Tell (someone) a story

    Tell (someone) a lie

    Tell (someone) the truth

    Tell the future

    Tell the time

    Tell a joke

    Examples: Her mother told her to wash the dishes.

                   My friend told me about her first meeting with her boyfriend.


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    1. He he didn't have any time to help me clean the house.

    2. My grandfather he is not at home to take care of my daughter.

    3. I believe him. He always the truth.

    4. She loved her boyfriend a lot. She she wanted to get married with him.

    5. My cousin me she would come to my house to teach me how to play the guitar.

    6. me about last night party. Did all your friends come there?

    7. You were speaking with her. What did she ?

    8. Their mother them a story every night.

    9. You should learn to never me a lie in our life.

    10. Can you what you were talking about with my sister?

    11. They that they couldn't live without their mother.

    12. Please, me what time you want to go to the restaurant.

    13. His daughter to him:'She is not in a good mood.'

    14. I want to you a joke to make you happy.

    15. My friend that her parents went abroad.

    16. She wants to find someone to her about her future.

    17. 'Put the bottle of milk in the refrigerator', my mother .

    18. I my best friend to come and stay with me forever.

    19. your brother to come soon. His friends are waiting for him.

    20. They were arguing and their son heard what they .

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