Say me / tell me


The correct ways of using ‘say’ and ‘tell’ – 

1. ‘Say – something

Examples

  •  say – the prayer  everyday.
  • He  said – that he will come home soon.
  • Did you really  say – that?

2. ‘Say something – to someone 

Examples

  • I  say this – to him  everyday.
  • They  said that – to me.
  • What did she  say – to you?

3. ‘Tell – someone– 

Examples

  • Tell me  that story.
  • He  told me  to reach early.
  • Did you  tell them  about me?

4. ‘Say’ vs. ‘Tell’ – 

Examples – 

Correct sentence : Tell me.

Incorrect sentence : Say me.


Correct sentence : He  said that  he is sorry.

Correct sentence : He  told me that  he was sorry.

Incorrect sentence : He  said me  sorry.


Correct sentence : What did he  tell you?

Incorrect sentence : What did he  say you?