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A friend of mine has to pass an English exam in a few days, and he asked me if he has to use "that" after the verb "to tell".

For example:

"I told him (that) I have to go"

I don't think the "that" is necessary, but are there some cases where it is needed?
 

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I told him that I have to go.
 

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It's (optional)

I'd say it's not nessecary, it would be nessecary if the sentence was.

"I told him that I HAD to go"

:mrgreen:

Remember: Opinion ^
 
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the difference would be

i told him that i had to go
i told him "i had to go"

one is a direct quote of what was said, the other is a general idea, or something like that.
 

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A friend of mine has to pass an English exam in a few days, and he asked me if he has to use "that" after the verb "to tell".

For example:

"I told him (that) I have to go"

I don't think the "that" is necessary, but are there some cases where it is needed?
I'd help you bub but I'm terrible with English.
 

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the difference would be

i told him that i had to go
i told him "i had to go"

one is a direct quote of what was said, the other is a general idea, or something like that.
I was just about to say that.
 

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A friend of mine has to pass an English exam in a few days, and he asked me if he has to use "that" after the verb "to tell".

For example:

"I told him (that) I have to go"

I don't think the "that" is necessary, but are there some cases where it is needed?
HellifIknow...Im from the south...hell we dont even use complete WORDS sometimes, let alone sentences...so...
 

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A friend of mine has to pass an English exam in a few days, and he asked me if he has to use "that" after the verb "to tell".

For example:

"I told him (that) I have to go"

I don't think the "that" is necessary, but are there some cases where it is needed?
not there, of course. i'm sure there might be cases.
 
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