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Reported Speech’de Say ve Tell Kullanımı

Eğer bir olayı bir kişiye rapor ediyorsak, tell kullanırız. (me, her, etc)

  • Ashley told me that you were ill. (not ‘Ashley said me’)
  • What did you tell the police? (not ‘say the police’)
  • She told me she was going to be late.
  • ‘It’s too late,’ she told me.

tell, soru cümlesinden önce kullanılmaz:

    He told me, ‘Have we met before?’ kullanımı yanlıştır!

Diğer durumlarda say kullanırız. say’den sonra me, her gelmez.

  • Ashley said that you were ill. (not ‘Ashley told that...’)
  • What did you said?
  • ‘It’s too late,’ she said.

Say kullanmak istiyorsak; to me, to her, to us şeklinde kullanırız:

  • ‘I don’t like them very much,’ she said to me quietly.
  • Why did he say that to you?

tell fiilinin kullanıldığı ve ismin hallerini almış zamirlerle (me, you her, us, him) kullanılmadığı bazı durumlar da vardır:

tell the truth
tell a lie
tell lies
tell the time
tell a story

Bunun yanında ‘say something to somebody’ kullanımı da mevcuttur:

  • Emily said goodbye to me and left.
  • What did you say to the police?

“Tell/ask somebody to do” Kullanımı

Reported Speech ile birlikte fiilleri mastar haliyle kullanabiliriz. Bu daha çok emir ve istekte bulunulduğunda kullanılır.

Direct: ‘Stay in bed for a few days,’ the doctor said to me.
Reported: The doctor told me to stay in bed for a few days.

Direct: ‘Don’t shout,’ I said to Jim.
Reported: I told Jim not to shout.

Direct: ‘Please don’t tell anybody what happened,’ Ann said to me.
Reported: Ann asked me not to tell anybody what (had) happened.

Aşağıda say ve tell kullanılmış örnek cümleleri inceleyelim:

  • Terry said goodbye to me and left.
  • Tell us about your holiday. Did you have a nice time?
  • Don’t just stand there! Say something!
  • I wonder where Sue is. She said she would be here at 8 o’clock.
  • Jack told me that he was fed up with his job.
  • The doctor said that I should rest for at least a week.
  • Don’t tell anybody what I said It’s a secret just between us.
  • ‘Did she tell you what happened?’ ‘No, she didn’t say anything to me.’
  • George couldn’t help me. He told me to ask Kate.
  • George couldn’t help me. He said to ask Kate.

Aşağıda direct speech cümleler verilmiş. Bu cümleleri kullanarak reported speech cümleler kuracağız.

  • Hurry up!
  • Please slow down!
  • Don’t worry, Sue.
  • Do you think you could give me a hand, Tom?
  • Can you open your bag, please?
  • Could you repeat what you said, please?
  • Don’t wait for me if I’m late.
  • Will you marry me?
  • Mind your own business.

    1- Bill was taking a long time to get ready, so I told him to hurry up.
    2- Sarah was driving too fast, so asked her to slow down.
    3- Sue was very pessimistic about the situation. I told her not to worry.
    4- I couldn’t move the piano alone, so I asked Tom to give me a hand.
    5- The customs officer looked at me suspiciously and asked me to open my bag.
    6- I had difficulty understanding him, so I asked asked him to repeat what he (had) said.
    7- I didn’t want to delay Ann, so I told her not to wait for me if I was late.
    8- John was very much in love with Marry, so he asked her to marry him.
    9- He started asking me personal questions, so I told him to mind his own business.