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Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Lesson 363 The title of today's lesson is don't
say a joke tell a joke. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. You should not use
the verb say with joke. You can use the verbs tell, make , or crack. So somebody
could tell a joke, make a joke or crack a joke.
All of those are actually pretty common. I think crack sounds the funniest, but
actually tell and make is probably more common. Okay. Let's continue. You can say a
line in a joke that would be okay. For example you could say the punchline in a
joke. Somebody could say the punchline. Okay. Good.
All right and let's look at some examples here. Of course with the X this
is wrong. So this is where a student might make a mistake. If the student said,
he said a good joke. No. You shouldn't say he said a good joke. You should say he
told a good joke. Of course all these were the checks , these are correct. He
made a good joke. That's fine. He cracked a good joke. Yeah. Any of those are okay.
All right. And we have another example here. Of course with the X, this is wrong
again. He said that joke many times. No. You
wouldn't say he said that joke. He told that joke many times or we might ... In this
case we might even change to the verb repeated. He repeated that joke many
times. But you wouldn't say that he said that joke. Okay and now we just give one
example with punchline too. Like especially if there was like always
sometimes call like um comedy duo. You know, there's two comedians, two stand-up
comedians telling jokes at the same time. Somebody
might ask this question. Which comedian is going to say the punch line. In this
case. So yeah because there's always just only one of them can say the punch line.
That's the line that as soon as you say it you know, that makes the joke funny
and people laugh right after that. That's referred to as like the punch line. Okay.
Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope it is clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.
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English Tutor Nick P Lesson (363) Don't Use Say a Joke Use Tell a Joke

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anitawu12 published on September 15, 2019
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