Upper Intermediate Level >> Error Correction Worksheets >> Error correction sheet which concentrates on how "say" and "tell" are used differently.

He Said I Told Him To Say It

Upper Intermediate

Look at these sentences which use "say" and "tell". Which ones are correct and which are wrong.

  1. I told "goodbye" to John but he just ignored me completely.
  2. Mike told me to come and see you immediately.
  3. Say "goodnight" to your uncle and then we can go.
  4. Helen told me about your broken leg. How did that happen?
  5. I told that I didn't want to go the same restaurant again.
  6. What did she tell her mother?
  7. What did she say to her mother?
  8. What did she say her mother?
  9. John said a terrible joke at the party and no-one laughed - except him of course!
  10. Kathy told her turn the television on so she could watch her favourite soap opera.
  11. I said John that I can't come to the party tomorrow. Sorry!

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