What is the difference between talk and speak?

What is the difference between talk and speak?

Speak usually only focuses on the person who is producing the words: He spoke about the importance of taking exercise and having a good diet. Talk focuses on a speaker and at least one listener, and can mean ‘have a conversation’: Speak focuses only on the person who is producing the words.For 7 dager siden

What does can’t say mean?

—used to say that someone does not know the answer to something “When will you be done?” “I couldn’t/can’t say.”

Can I say or can I tell?

Answer. The meanings of these two verbs, tell and say, are similar. The main meaning of tell is to “say or write something to someone.” The main meaning of say is to “use your voice to express something in words.” However, there are some clear and easy rules to follow about when to use these two words, as shown below.

How do you use the verb tell?

We use tell + object + infinitive for orders or advice: She told him to sit down. They told me not to wait….We usually use say without a personal object:

  1. She told me that she loved John.
  2. She said that she loved John.
  3. He told everybody that he had to leave.
  4. He said that he had to leave.

How do you stop telling in writing?

Here’s how to show don’t tell in writing:

  1. Understand what show don’t tell means.
  2. Learn from examples of showing versus telling.
  3. Cut the “sensing” words to show don’t tell.
  4. Avoid emotional explaining when showing not telling.
  5. Describe body language.
  6. Use strong verbs to show don’t tell.
  7. Focus on describing senses.

What is the correct verb of tell?

Conjugation of ‘Tell’

Base Form (Infinitive): Tell
Past Simple: Told
Past Participle: Told
3rd Person Singular: Tells
Present Participle/Gerund: Telling

What is the verb of make?

verb (used with object), made, mak·ing. to bring into existence by shaping or changing material, combining parts, etc.: to make a dress; to make a channel; to make a work of art. to produce; cause to exist or happen; bring about: to make trouble; to make war.

What can I say instead of tell?

What is another word for tell?

describe narrate
report say
speak state
utter divulge
chronicle communicate