Which is correct:
"what to say" or "TO SAY WHAT"?

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what to say

This phrase is correct and commonly used in English.

This phrase is used when seeking advice or suggestions on what to express in a particular situation.

Examples:

  • I don't know what to say in this situation.
  • Can you tell me what to say when I meet her?

Alternatives:

  • what should I say
  • what can I say
  • what is the right thing to say
  • what words to use

TO SAY WHAT

This phrase is correct and commonly used in English.

This phrase is used to inquire about the content or specific words that were said.

Examples:

  • I need you to repeat to say what you just said.
  • He asked me to clarify to say what I meant.

Alternatives:

  • what was said
  • what you said
  • what did you say
  • what was mentioned
Both "what to say" and "to say what" are correct, but they are used in different contexts. "What to say" is used when asking for advice or guidance on what to express, while "to say what" is used to inquire about the content of what was said.

Last updated: March 26, 2024

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