Purple Level Quiz #3: say vs. tell   write

Directions: Choose the verbs say or tell to complete each sentence or question. Pay close attention to the verb tense and whether or not the passive voice is used.

1. John __________ me that he wanted to become a doctor someday. (past tense)

2. The teacher __________ that the students were misbehaving. (past tense)

3. She's the kind of person who always __________ the truth. (present tense)

4. When my son __________ me a lie, I got really mad. (past tense)

5. What __________ your boss __________ to you about coming in late? (past tense)

6. You should __________ something nice to her about her hair. (present tense with modal verb)

7. We _________ __________ them several times not to park their car in that spot. (present perfect tense)

8. Do you know what _________ __________ at the meeting yesterday? (past tense, passive voice)

9. He __________ ___________ everyone about his new car. (present continuous tense)

10. Bob __________ the computer he wants to get is too expensive. (past tense)

11. A friend of mine who lives in California __________ the weather there is nice. (present tense)

12. Can you please __________ me what time it is? (present tense)

13. What __________ the newspaper __________ about the accident? (present tense)

14. They __________ the mail carrier not to deliver their mail for a few days. (past tense)

15. How many times __________ we __________ you to clean up after yourself? (present perfect tense)

16. We __________ __________ not to go into that building. (past tense, passive voice)

17. Did you hear what he __________? (past tense)

18. My friend ___________ the funniest stories. (present tense)

19. He __________ something that was very funny. (past tense)

20. Is there something that you wanted to __________ to me? (infinitive)

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