Many learners of English are frequently confused by the difference between “Say”, “Tell” and “Explain”. The incorrect use of these verbs can lead to your English not sounding very fluent. In fact, these three verbs are very often the focus of official exam questions.
Luckily today I am here to clear everything up for you. Today, I will show you how to use these 3 verbs correctly and avoid the common mistakes that most non-native English speakers make.
The good news is that most of the errors are structural mistakes, which means you only have to learn and remember the structure to make it work. The downside is that some of them are collocation-based rules, so you will need to learn and remember which verbs go with certain nouns.
So, let’s dive in and clear up the difference between Say, Tell and Explain