I told you

This page is about the conversational phrase I told you

Meaning

After you've been proven correct, you can say this to someone who didn't believe you.

For example

  • When Cathy won the race, her coach said, "I told you, didn't I? I knew you could do it!"

  • I found Wikipedia's page on the first flight into space and said, "See? It was the Russians. I told you!"

Note:
Also "I told you so", "Told you" and "What did I tell you?" (rhetorical question)

Quick Quiz

You can say, "I told you!" if what you predicted would happen

a. doesn't happen

b. actually happens

c. could still happen

Contributor: Matt Errey