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FCE practice

Say or Tell - Rules

Look at these examples, then choose say or tell to complete the rules.

She said that she loved me.

She told me that she loved me.

someone something.

something.



We also use them in certain expressions:

a lie / the truth

a joke

a story

sorry

hello/goodbye

the difference between two things

thank you




Practice

Choose the best word (say or tell) to complete these sentences.


He me that he was tired.

He that he was angry.

He always the truth.

She's good at jokes.

Will you me the answer?

He didn't why he wanted to talk to you.

She sorry, but I didn't believe her.

He me a very funny story.

I can't the difference between the twins.

He left without goodbye!



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