express sth in words; show; give an opinion
power or right of (sharing in) acting or deciding
"let him have his say"
"He said that he wanted to marry her"
"tell me what is bothering you"
"state your opinion"
"state your name"
"He alleged that he was the victim of a crime"
"He said it was too late to intervene in the war"
"The registrar says that I owe the school money"
"Let us say that he did not tell the truth"
"Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you do?"
"The passage reads as follows"
"What does the law say?"
"I said to him to go home"
"She ordered him to do the shopping"
"The mother told the child to get dressed"
"She pronounces French words in a funny way"
"I cannot say `zip wire'"
"Can the child sound out this complicated word?"
"What does this painting say?"
"Did his face say anything about how he felt?"
"She said `Hello' to everyone in the office"
"I say let's forget this whole business"
"She said her `Hail Mary'"
"The clock says noon"
The GLC have total say in who appears..in London.
He says his say and then shuts up.
出自： A. Burgess
If you give people a chance to have their say, ideas will come.
Then said they vnto him, Say now, Shibboleth: and he said Sibboleth.
出自：Bible (AV): Judges
I don't want people to see you together; it makes them say things.
出自： A. H. Rice
Sit down, everyone...Who says steak-and-kidney pie?
出自： H. G. Wells
I have said no word to him that was not strictly true.
出自： J. Conrad
'Merchant of this city,' the tombstone said.
出自： V. Woolf
'Fred,' she said, 'it was not as simple as that'.
出自： E. Bowen
Can't you say anything about the meal?
Did your parents have much to say about your being so late home last night?
Not too much can be said about the value of early rising.
Mother is sure to have something to say against your desire to leave home.
You were driving at ninety miles an hour. Have anything to say for yourself?
There is much to be said for both sides of this question.
It is said of him that he beats his wife.
It is often said of our island that it is like a jewel set in the sea.
He practised saying his speech over until he was letter-perfect.
I want to say something to you in private.
我想私下对你说一些事。 say to sb that-clause
He said to his mother that he would do it by himself.
他对他的母亲说他将自己独立做那件事。 say sth to sth/v-ing
What do you say to that picture?
What do you say to going for a walk?
误 He thought that I said a lie.
正 He thought that I told a lie.
析 表达“说谎”往往用tell a lie〔tell lies〕,而不能说say a lie。
误 “Don't touch it.”the small boy said.
正 “Don't touch it.”said the small boy.
误 Needless to speak, he is one of the leading scholars in this field.
正 Needless to say, he is one of the leading scholars in this field.
析 needless to say是习惯用法,意为“不用说”,这里say不可以用speak代替。
误 People say him to be a good boy.
正 He is said to be a good boy.