What is difference between "said" and "told" .
He said me that he is arriving soon.
He told me that he is arriving soon.
Any thing which would can differentiate these two words,
SAID or SAY refers to words coming from someone's mouth. It doesn't matter whether anyone is listening. For example, "he cut his finger and said "Damn"." It can also be used like TELL or TOLD, for example "He SAID he would call me tonight", which means almost exactly the same as "He TOLD ME he would call me tonight".
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KrisBlueNZTOLD or TELL indicate that a person deliberately communicated with someone else. "He TOLD me to be quiet" or "He TOLD me about the accident".Thanks KrisBlueNZ its realy very help full...
-You say something
-You tell someone something
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chelios"Say" and "Tell" have similar meanings. They both mean to communicate verbally with someone. But we often use them diffrently. The simple way to think of say and tell is:Thanks chelios
This is the only and simple difference I found thanks again for help...
Anonymous:Told is a transitive verb. It always needs an object. If you use told without object, you are making a mistake. E.g. He told me that I am a good man(correct)(me is the object). He told that I am a good man(wrong). But said can be used without an object. He said that I am a good man(correct). I said her that we have to go there. When you say something, you're normally just making a statement. When you tell something, you're usually either informing someone of something they don't know ("He's not here today," she told me.) or making a command. ("Go get the bucket," he told me.) First important point to remember: Never say 'told to'. It is wrong. Use only'told'. For example: He told to me (wrong) Say ' He told a joke to me' 2. Mary said " I have fever" The sentence is in direct speech and is quoted. When you remove the quote and change it into indirect speech say: Mary said that she had fever.Here , there is no object.That is, the person whom she has spoken to is not mentioned. 3. Mary said to John ," I have fever" Change it to- Mary told John that she had fever. Please note; Here , there is an object who is John.Therefore we should say- said to and not said that.In indirect speech we should use- told and not told to 6. When you write in indirect speech , always use' told' - when there is an object. 7. He said that he was busy.( Here there is no object) Don't say " He told that he was busy" 8. He told Mary that he was busy. Here , there is an object- Mary. Therefore, use- told . 9. You should 'tell'or 'told " with the following: a story, a joke, a lie, time ,the truth,a secret Examples: Please tell the truth. I told a story to my friend. Raj told a good joke. She told a lie. Mary told the time had come to go to office.
Anonymous:the principal diference is that tell requieres tell somothing to someone and said don´t need tis someone
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