say verb (SPEAK)
Ben never forgets to say "Please" and "Thank you".
I'm sorry, what did you say?
Do you know what she said to him?
What did they say about the house?
Did she say (= tell you) why she wasn't coming?
I've got something to say to you.
say verb (THINK)
[ + (that) ] People/They say (that) he's over 100.
[ + to be + noun/adj ] He's said to be over 100.
say verb (GIVE INFORMATION)
My watch says three o'clock.
Say or tell?Say and tell are irregular verbs. The past simple of say is said, the past simple of tell is told: …
Say and tell with objectsBoth say and tell take a direct object. The object is most commonly the reported clause (the report of what someone said). …
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