Perbedaan Penggunaan Tell dan Say

Perbedaan Penggunaan Tell dan Say – Tellatau say? Masalah dengan word choice memang tidak ada habisnya untuk di bahas, walaupun memiliki arti yang mirip, kalau penggunaannya tidak tepat sesuai dengan tata Bahasa Inggris, maka jelas salah. Dua kata kali ini yang akan dibahas adalah perbedaan penggunaan Tell dan Say. Perhatikan!
Perbedaan Penggunaan Tell dan Say
verb word
past form
participle
say
said
said
To telland to say memiliki arti yang mirip, hanya saja tell sering digunakan dengan pelengkap, khsuusnya berupa orang/ kata ganti benda. Sedangkan to say digunakan tanpa pelengkap yakni orang, to say biasanya diikuti oleh klausa kalimat yang dimulai dengan kata ‘that’.
S
TELL
C
M
Retna
tells
me
how to calculate it
Retna
told
me
how to calculate it
 Artinya: Retna menceritakan padaku bagaimana menghitung itu.
S
SAY
C
M
Retna
says
that she can’t attend those events
Retna
said
that she could’t attend those events
Artinya: Retna mengatakan bahwa ia tidak bisa mengikuti acara tersebut.
Contoh:
Incorrect: Please say me how to make you love me.
Correct   : Please tell me how to make you love me.
Incorrect: Freddie said us that he would meet us there.
Correct   : Freddie told us that he would meet us there.
Incorrect: She has said the truthbut no one believes her.
Correct   : She has told the truth but no one believes her.
Incorrect: The boys told that they were tired.
Correct   : The boys said that they were tired.
Incorrect: Ron told that he could replace his position if he couldn’t join the game.
Correct   : Ron said that he could replace his position if he couldn’t join the game.
Incorrect: You told that you were tired but why did you lie with us?
Correct   : You said that you were tired but why did you lie with us?
Incorrect: Do not say me anymore.
Correct   : Do not tell me anymore.
Incorrect: Saying stories are my favorite entertainment now.
Correct   : Telling stories are my favorite entertainment now.
Incorrect: Calm down and say uswhat has happened.
Correct   : Calm down and tell us what has happened.
Incorrect: Don’t tell that you love if you don’t even know me baby.
Correct   : Don’t say that you love if you don’t even know me baby.

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