We use to say and to tell in reported speech, that means saying what someone else said to someone else in the past, what someone told you in the past or what you told someone in the past.
All you need to remember is this:
To say something
You tell someone something
I said I like cats.
Kevin said he likes cats.
We said we like cats.
They said they like cats.
I told them that I liked cats.
Kevin told me that he liked cats.
We told her that we like cats.
They told us that they like cats.
We usually follow ‘tell’ with a personal object (a person) (me, you, him, her, us, them)
***Sometimes in English we omit (leave out) the word that if we are speaking informally.
These are my cats from the past and now in their Halloween costumes
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To say or to tell quiz #1