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Say and tell. Do they have the same use?

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    Take a look at this link:
    http://www.differencebetween.com/difference-between-say-and-vs-tell/

    The grammar is slightly different. You need an object (a person) with tell.

    He said he was working late.
    He told ME he was working late.

     

    You say something, but you tell somebody something. Tell needs an audience in the sentence.

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