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Complete with Say or Tell in the correct form.

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We use say for direct quotation ex: John said: I am very busy.! We use say for indirect quotation when the person to whom the words are said is not mentioned. ex: John said that he was busy.! We use tell for indirect quotation when the person to whom the words are said is mentioned. ex: John told me that he was busy.! We also use tell/say in certain expressions: tell the truth, tell a lie, tell a story, say a word, say good-bye!

Mary _________ (that) she was very busy yesterday.

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2. Mary _________ me (that) she was very busy yesterday. 3. You don't need to _________ us that. 4. I _________ my boss (that) I could not finish my work in time. 5. Can you __________ me the way to the station, please? 6. John _________ me all about his trip. He _________ (that) it was very interesting. 7. Please _________ me about the movie which you saw last night. Mary _________ she liked it very much.

8. He didnt __________ a word. 9. Grace _________ to me, I will never speak to him again. 10. What did Eric __________ when he saw the new bike? 11. I _________William I could not go to the movies with him. 12. The boy _________ his mother a lie, and she punished him severely. I believe he will always _________ the truth in the future. 13. Let me ________ you something about my hobbies. 14. The teacher _________ us that she was too busy to see us after class. 15. These twin brothers look so much alike that I cannot _________ them

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16. Why didn't you ______ that before? 17. Forget everything I just _______ .
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