hi can any on help me when to use tell, told and said many thanks
Told is past simple of Tell .
meaning: to give information to somebody by speaking or writing
This book tells you how to make bred.
I told her my new address.
Said is past simple of Say.
meaning:to make words with your mouth and to give information in writing ,number or picture.
'This is my room,' he said.
She said that she was cold.
say or tell?
We use say with the actual words that are spoken ,or before that in reported speech:"I'm ready" Tim said. Tim said that he was ready.
You say something to somebody : Tim said to Kate that he was ready.
You tell somebody something (without to):Tim told Kate that he was ready.