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Grammar Practice Activity for English students:
Tell or Say

Choose the best alternative, then check to see if your answer is correct.
  1. The sergeant ___ the soldiers to open fire against the enemies.
    was told
    told
    said
    was said
  2. Please ___ everybody I'll be away for three days.
    tell
    say
    to tell
    to say
  3. I've ___ you the whole truth.
    said
    say
    tell
    told
  4. The fact that she didn't sign the document ___ a lot about her values.
    tells
    tell
    says
    say
  5. It goes without ___ that George is the best student in his class.
    saying
    say
    telling
    tell
  6. I always ___ the kids a story before nap time.
    to tell
    say
    saying
    tell
  7. Let's choose a big company, ___ , Sony and examine their pricing policy.
    saying
    say
    telling
    tell
  8. You haven't handed in the homework yet. What can you ___ for yourself?
    tell
    to tell
    say
    to say
  9. It's difficult ___ Brad and Joe apart.
    to say
    to tell
    telling
    saying
  10. Do as I ___ , not as I do.
    said
    told
    say
    tell

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