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When to use annouce in stead of said? #1 (permalink) Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:17 am   When to use annouce in stead of said?
 

Business Idiom in English, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #135 "Ways of threatening", question 1

If I've ......... you once, I've done it a hundred times. Don't do it!

(a) spoken
(b) said
(c) told
(d) mentioned

Business Idiom in English, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #135 "Ways of threatening", answer 1

If I've told you once, I've done it a hundred times. Don't do it!

Correct answer: (c) told
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When to use annouce in stead of said? #2 (permalink) Mon Oct 12, 2009 14:04 pm   When to use annouce in stead of said?
 

'Announce' is used for telling the public at large.
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When to use annouce in stead of said? #3 (permalink) Fri Jun 07, 2013 18:07 pm   When to use annouce in stead of said?
 

the sentence simply means that the speaker has done sth a hundred times but tells it the other person only one time and doesn't want him/her to do it?
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When to use annouce in stead of said? #4 (permalink) Fri Jun 07, 2013 19:19 pm   When to use annouce in stead of said?
 

The sentence appears incorrect to me. It doesn't make logical sense as written. I think it should be:

If I've (told) you once, I've told you a hundred times. Don't do it!

The meaning is that I have told you a great many times that you should not do it.
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