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HOME > ENGLISH VOCABULARY EXERCISES > Tell, speak, say, or talk? 2

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Topic: Confusing synonyms: to TELL, to SPEAK, to TALK, to SAY 1

For each of the sentences, fill in the blank with the most appropriate word:


1. I didn't hear you. What did you ___________?
  say
  tell
  talk

2. George and I ___________ for three hours.
  talked
  told
  said

3. I'm going to ________ to him about this.
  talk
  speak
  BOTH ARE CORRECT

4. I'm going to ________ him the truth.
  talk
  tell
  BOTH ARE CORRECT

5. She always knows the right thing to ________.
  speak
  talk
  say

6. Don't ________ to your grandfather in that tone!
  speak
  tell
  say

7. I ________ her that I loved her.
  told
  said
  spoke

8. She and I ________ all night.
  told
  BOTH ARE CORRECT
  talked

9. Hi, this is Robert. We ________ on the phone last Tuesday.
  told
  said
  spoke

10. ___________ up! I can't hear you!
  Speak
  Talk
  Tell


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