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say OR tell Quiz

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests understanding of the differences between say and tell.

1. Anthony _____ that he was hungry.

said
told
a) said b) told

2. Tara _____ me that you were ill.

said
told
a) said b) told

3. He _____ everybody that he's French.

says
tells
a) says b) tells

4. He _____ me that he was angry.

said
told
a) said b) told

5. The doctor _____ she had to exercise more.

said
told
a) said b) told

6. "That's a great idea!" she _____ .

said
told
a) said b) told

7. His mother always _____ , "Be careful, won't you?"

says
tells
a) says b) tells

8. He's 9 years old and still can't _____ the time.

say
tell
a) say b) tell

9. His father told him to stop _____ lies and to tell the truth.

saying
telling
a) saying b) telling

10. How do you know what he's _____ isn't true?

saying
telling
a) saying b) telling

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