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Dear all,

Kindly tell me which of the following sentences are correct.

1) There are fewer libraries today compared to ten years ago.

2) There are a few libraries today compared to ten years ago.

3) He said me that he needed some money.

4) He said to me that he needed some money.

5) He said that he needed some money.

6) He told me that he needed some money.


Thank you.

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(3) is wrong.

(4), (5), (6) are correct.

(1),(2) it's better to leave it for the teachers.

cat navy 425Kindly tell me which of the following sentences are correct.

Numbers 4, 5 and 6.

cat navy 4251) There are fewer libraries today compared to ten years ago.

It's "compared with", and the comparative "fewer" is redundant with "compare". But I would not use "compare" there at all because the two things you are comparing are not on the page, and you would have to get even more wordy to fix that: "There are few libraries today compared with the number of libraries there were ten years ago."

There are fewer libraries today than there were ten years ago.

cat navy 4252) There are a few libraries today compared to ten years ago.

see above

cat navy 4253) He said me that he needed some money.

"Said me" is unidiomatic.

cat navy 4254) He said to me that he needed some money.

Unusual. It could be used in answer to "What did he say to you?"

cat navy 4255) He said that he needed some money.

OK.

cat navy 4256) He told me that he needed some money.

OK.

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