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Structure: ‘say vs tell’

Fly High English - Structure

This time in our structure help we talk about the difference between ‘say’ and ‘tell’. We use these two verbs to report the words of other people, but they are used in different ways. Say can be used with ‘direct speech’ and ‘reported speech’, but ‘tell’ is only used with ‘reported speech’. Check out the diagram below, try to write some examples of your own and then read them out loud to help your remember.

Diagram of how to use 'say' and 'tell' correctly.
How to use ‘say’ and ‘tell’ correctly

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