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Why said insted of told? #1 (permalink) Thu Mar 11, 2010 13:12 pm   Why said insted of told?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #165 "Grammar Crunch (4)", question 6

She ......... she was at home when the murder took place.

(a) told
(b) say
(c) tell
(d) said

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #165 "Grammar Crunch (4)", answer 6

She said she was at home when the murder took place.

Correct answer: (d) said

Your answer was: incorrect
She told she was at home when the murder took place.
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Why said insted of told? #2 (permalink) Thu Mar 11, 2010 21:47 pm   Why said insted of told?
 

told requires an object while said doesn't. For example, she told me that she'd go for a walk. But she said that she would go for a walk.
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