Susie told me a funny story.

Examples with say:

  • Karl said that he was hungry.
  • Lindsay says 'Hello!'.
  • Alex said it was the best film he'd ever seen.

Examples with tell:

  • Karl told me to make him some pizza.
  • Lindsay told Alex to 'shut up!'
  • Alex's boss told him to finish the report by lunchtime.

Now try the quiz.

Are the sentences 'correct' or 'incorrect'?

"Let's go for a drink", Alex says me.

Incorrect. "let's go for a drink", says Alex.

Lindsay says me she loves cats and books.

Incorrect. Lindsay said she loves cats and books.

Karl told me he loves eggs and bacon sandwiches.