Say Tell

Say Tell

Say Tell Exercise -1

Exercise-1

Complete these sentences with say or tell.

1. Jack …….. me that he was enjoying his new job.
2. Tom …….. it was a nice restaurant but I didn’t like it much.
3. The doctor …….. that I would have to rest for at least a week.
4. Mrs. Taylor …….. us she wouldn’t be able to come to the next meeting.
5. Ann …….. Tom that she was going away.
6. George couldn’t help me. He …….. to ask Jack.
7. Jill …….. us all about her holiday in Australia.
8. Jane …….. him that she would meet us here.
9. Margaret …….. that she would call before she came.
10. Randy …….. a lot of jokes and funny stories.
11. I have …….. the truth.
12. The girls …….. that they were hungry.
13. Ann …….. goodbye to me and left.
14. …….. us about your holiday. Did you have a nice time?
15. I wonder where Sue is. She …….. she would be here at 8 o’clock.
16. Don’t …….. anybody what I …….. . It’s a secret just between us.

Ex-1

1.told 5. told 9. said 13. said
2. said 6. said 10.tells/told 14. tell
3. said 7. told 11. told 15. said
4. told 8. told 12. said 16. tell, said

Say Tell

Exercise-2

Complete the sentences with the correct form of say or tell.

1. Did you …….. your brother the truth about that money?
2. What …….. you …….. to Wendy last night? She looks terribly upset this morning.
3. Is something wrong? Can you …….. me about it?
4. My little sister kept asking me …….. her a story but I couldn’t think of one.
5. If I asked you to marry me, what …….. (you)?
6. I never know what …….. to people when they pay me a compliment.
7. Don’t worry, I’m sure everything will go smoothly. Anyway, the manager …….. to call him if we had any problems.
8. I’ll never speak to him again after all the lies he …….. me last weekend.
9. If I were you, I …….. (not) anything to the police about your suspicions until you have more evidence.
10. Promise you …….. (not) anything to my parents. They’ll be furious if they find out what I’ve done.
11. I …….. (already) you, I don’t know where your diary is.
12. Please, …….. you’ll forgive me. I’m really sorry for all the trouble I’ve caused.
13. I’m ready to serve the meal. Can you …….. the children to go and wash their hands, please?

Ex-2

1.tell 4. to tell 7. told us/said 10. won’t say
2. did you say 5. would you say 8. told 11. have already told
3.tell 6. to say 9. wouldn’t say 12. tell me/say
13. tell

SAY – TELL

 

Sequence Of Tenses

 

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