Using SAY, TELL, ASK in English

What’s the difference between say, tell and ask?





Using SAY, TELL, ASK in English

Collocations ask, say and tell;

Say

  • Say hello
  • Say good morning
  • Say good afternoon
  • Say something
  • Say nothing
  • Say so
  • Say a few words
  • Say no more
  • Say for sure
  • Say for certain
  • Say a prayer
  • Say yes
  • Say no





Tell

  • Tell somebody one’s name
  • Tell somebody the way
  • Tell somebody so
  • Tell a secret
  • Tell a joke
  • Tell a lie
  • Tell one from another
  • Tell someone’s fortune
  • Tell a story
  • Tell the difference
  • Tell the truth
  • Tell the time
  • Tell your name

Ask

  • Ask a question
  • Ask a favour
  • Ask the price
  • Ask the time
  • Ask after somebody
  • Ask around
  • Ask for something
  • Ask for somebody
  • Ask for advice
  • Ask for directions
  • Ask permission
  • Ask somebody out
  • Ask about

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