Exercises - Confusing Words

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Choose say or tell.

  1. Sorry? Did you something?use words, speak → say
  2. My uncle the worst jokes.fixed expression: tell a joke
  3. The doctor to rest.no indirect object → say|past simple → said
  4. They that chocolate isn’t good for dogs.no indirect object → say
  5. Will you us a story?indirect object (us) + direct object (a story)tell

Complete the sentence with the correct verb.

  1. Can you me what the time is?indirect object (me) tell
  2. The teacher that you did very well on the exam.no indirect object → say
  3. I didn’t anything.use words, speak|no indirect object → say
  4. You can’t trust them, they never the truth.fixed expression: tell the truth
  5. Yesterday, the policeman us to drive carefully.indirect object (us) → tell

Choose the object pronoun, an object pronoun with to or nothing (–).

  1. How rude! He told to shut up.indirect object (me)tell
  2. Maria says that you shouldn’t run in the hallways.no indirect object|use words to express yourself → say
  3. Can you tell I called?tell + indirect object → her
  4. What did that man say ?If we want to use an indirect object with say, we need to use the preposition tosay + to + indirect object
  5. Can you speak up? I can’t hear what you are saying .no indirect object with say