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English Lesson, differences between "ask and tell"

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ask / tell:

ask / tell ASK/TELL + Object + To + Verb

ask / tell:

ask / tell Analyze the examples given below: 1. The doctor told Mr. Cruise to give up smoking. 2. The doctor asked Mr. Cruise to give up smoking.

ask / tell:

ask / tell Both have the same sentence construction but the meaning being conveyed is different. Can you determine it?

ask / tell:

ask / tell Which one is used to give orders and instructions to someone? Which one is used to politely say someone about something to do?

ask / tell:

ask / tell Sarah, Mrs. Clint's daughter, never pays attention when it comes to household chores. Mrs. Clint has kind and generous neighborhood. Oftentimes, they share foods except with Mrs. William. Mrs. William seemed indifferent to them.

ask / tell:

ask / tell Mr. Clint and her wife are always polite to each other . However, sometimes he gets annoyed when his wife nags their daughter. Mr. Clint is tolerant to their daughter that's why Sarah is not scared of her mom.

ask / tell:

ask / tell Complete the following sentences with tell and ask. 1.Mrs. Clint (asks, tells ) Sarah to clean her room every weekends. Reason: Because Sarah does not pay attention on household chores.

ask / tell:

ask / tell Mr. Clint (asks, tells) Sarah to clean her room sometimes. asks Mrs. Clint (asks, tells) her neighborhood except Ms. William to watch out their pet sneaking into their garden. asks

ask / tell:

ask / tell Mrs. Clint (asked, told) Sarah to take her laundry out of the room. told Mr. Clint ( , told) his wife to prepare a delicious dinner. asked

ask / tell:

ask / tell Which of the following is correct usage: Please ask him to call me back. Please tell him to call me back.

ask / tell:

ask / tell Tell or ask? In that example, there is very little difference in usage and both are, of course, correct.

ask / tell:

ask / tell You might argue that ask is more polite as asking for something is the same as requesting it, whereas telling someone to do something is the same as instructing or ordering them, but in this example either is appropriate. In the following example too, you can use either tell or ask:

ask / tell:

ask / tell Why don't you come round at about eight for a bite to eat? ~ I told them to come round at eight for something to eat. ~ I asked them to come round at eight for something to eat

ask / tell:

ask / tell But sometimes we need to use tell when the meaning is more explicitly instruct and ask when the meaning is more explicitly request . Compare the following:

ask / tell:

ask / tell Be careful not to dive too close to the rocks. ~ I told them not to dive too close to the rocks. Don't drink water from the stream. It's polluted. ~ I told her not to drink water from the stream. It's not clean .

ask / tell:

ask / tell Can you show me how to operate this computer? ~ I asked her to show me how to operate the office computer. Would you let me know when Tony arrives? ~ I've asked him to let me know when Tony arrives.

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