Prepositions after "say"

"say in", "say about" or "say to"?

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    In 24% of cases say in is used
    As I have said in the beginning.
    Matt Bonner said in a statement.
    All I was saying in my 12 Sept.
    Let's see what they say in the QWR, and compare it to the results of your look-up search.
    Romney lies about what he has said in the past, while Obama lies about what he has done.
    Jesus said in John 10:27 - My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
    They've already said in so many words that BO don't have to do a dayam thing for them and they'll vote for him anyway.
    That being said in my absence we have seen Marseille capitalize domestically and see heartbreak on the European stage.
    First I want to acknowledge that a lot has been said in the last few weeks about the ownership and allocation of water.
    Sawsan Abdul Rahman, an English major at Mustansiriyah University, says in the past she felt obliged to cover her head.

    In 24% of cases say to is used
    Osho never said to know the way.
    They say to mountains Be ye removd.
    As the Buck rabbit said to the Doe.
    As expected, I have no idea what China said to me, but his arm movements were universal.
    My friends have tried to help like say to me you must speak to so many girls tonight etc.
    While in hospital he had said to Visakha Wickramaratne, ' I'd going to give up teaching.
    I say to you, We definitely obtain annoyed even while people think about issues that they just do not comprehend about.
    We took one look at Chris Chibnall's brilliant script and said to ourselves ' We're going to need a bigger corridor '.
    Pretty early on, I said to John that I didn't want to do things unless we understood how they would make a difference.
    My chief worry in the house we were renting was the beautiful dining table said to have been made by Thomas Jefferson.

    In 15% of cases say about is used
    What can I say about work? Hmm.
    It's too early to say about T20.
    What BritFinn said about cream.
    I think you missed what he was saying about the hat not being able to stop bullets.
    Surely there's something that could be said about them? I'd not good enough to do it.
    Actually I do agree with what you said about other members waiting on doing an album.
    Study Your Customers: A lot can be said about making a customer feel special when you actually remember their name.
    It is understandable from your perspective, but, again, that does not affect whatever Derbyshire said about blacks.
    What do you have to say about this? Well, let me just say this very quickly, I don't think there has been any delay.
    Not enough can be said about the sheer volume of creativity that was poured into every aspect of those first movies.

    In 8% of cases say on is used
    Joseph Lieberman said on Tuesday.
    Olusegun Aganga, said on Thursday.
    News does what it says on the can.
    Christopher Stevens, last month, Libyans involved in the investigation said on Wednesday.
    In fact, he said on a number of occasions that he had no WMD and he was telling the truth.
    I will leave it going to see what people are saying on their way home about #lianza2012.
    X XChris has expressed to me, a few times, his dissapointment that noone Xelse has anything public to say on the matter.
    However, before we come to these aspects of practice a few words should be said on the traditional gestures of respect.
    The killings had all the hallmarks of a drug gang attack, a local official said on condition that he was not identified.
    Sainsbury's said on Wednesday it made profit before tax and one-off items of 373m ($593m) in the 28 weeks to 29 September.

    In 6% of cases say of is used
    One of our sources said of Mrs.
    The less said of him the better.
    Chris Christie said of his state.
    It was said of him that Master Sardu looked down on everyone, yet looked down on no one.
    The same can be said of the United States of America, a hot bed of global warming denial.
    It's no accident that Carla Bruni said of Sarkozy that she wanted a man with nuclear power.
    The bible says of his own will God gave birth to me of the word of truth that i should the first fruit of his creation.
    What Fulbright said of his own country, of course, is applicable to other countries as well including to my own country.
    It is often said of Cooper Clarke that the real reason for his wilderness years is that he had more talent than ambition.
    The language is that of wonder and admiration, as is expressly said of another exhibition of Gentile faith (Matthew 8:10).

    In 4% of cases say at is used
    She said at a very tender age, Mr.
    It was said at the meeting that, since Mr.
    As I said at the beginning central is time.
    What to say at interview What you choose to say will depend on your particular situation.
    It seems strange to say at the mid-point of the season, but patience is the key word here.
    I would like to say at this point I have other HDN stories but I will not go into them now.
    Evolution Wireless Consultants ' Aiden Kirk said at a rough guess the installation of wi-fi would cost around $10,000.
    For Dempsey Bob it's the creation of stark wooden masks that he says at some point take over and dictate the final form.
    How on earth do we believe anything they say at future elections? Where are their values? Never mind campaign leaflets etc.
    Rowling with her father Peter in 2000 The 67-year-old retired engineer said at the time: ' It's a heartbreaking situation.

    In 3% of cases say for is used
    God said for us not to do that.
    The same could be said for JFK.
    It's hard to say for sure though.
    I took this down to the age &; they said for 386 they'd replace all the 8 small rubies.
    What I said for virtual network names also applies to tags and VLAN ID's if you use them.
    She has said for months that we should combine blogs, instead of running companion blogs.
    Although the same can be said for males society/Islamic society tends to attach more stigmas to a sexually active female.
    I agree with what you say for commuter riders, but leisure riders like me should be able to decide for ourself whether hat.
    Lets say for arguments sake that one has demonstrated a significant SD over a statistically significant number of decisions.
    Those who got married recently say for a year or two will get separated after a bitter argument and acrimonious legal dispute.

    In 3% of cases say with is used
    Lippert said with a hearty laugh.
    And the voices say with them: We are your kinsmen.
    I can say with full confidence that it is not a SCAM.
    I know you don't understand that and believe what you're saying with all your heart.
    As for this apparently disgruntled employee, I take what they say with a grain of salt.
    After a few moments, he said with great earnestness: ' My mission is to pacify Ireland.
    This delay makes it impossible to say with any certainty which of many possible agents were the cause of a particular cancer.
    Or to say with more words; it's detrimental to the ecosystem of highly-educated, highly-skilled, highly-trained people in NZ.
    Barx, as someone with experience in that industry I can say with absolute conviction you have no idea what you are talking about.
    Supporters say with the city unable to expand outward, the project is a rare chance to give a big boost to the property tax base.

    In 2% of cases say after is used
    Also, rem, i said after getting everything right.
    say after me, everything I ever want is in me already.
    King, a New York Republican, said after the House hearing.
    BR said after our last game it is not about systems or formations but holding the ball.
    Oh! Yes it's me again Sporah, what more can l say after giving me this opportunity again.
    The move of accepting to travel to Oregon was foolish, one can say after such long time now.
    To say after the enormous USADA investigation that there is no evidence is a sign of a man living on another planet.
    Oikonomou, previously an outspoken critic of the bailout, said after the reshuffle that the government must succeed.
    As the economy recovers, the NPAs will improve,? Chidambaram said after a meeting with chairmen of public sector banks.
    Chris Christie said after ordering the National Guard to deliver fuel for generators and fresh water to stricken areas.

    In 2% of cases say by is used
    First there was grace said by Dawn.
    Babu told karume to accept anything said by A.
    All of this has been said by others on this forum.
    At the moment for instance the vast majority of the investment industry is saying by equities.
    They were saying what they wanted to say and not what they were told to say by some lads in suits.
    It is said by Shah Waliullah (Rahmatullaahu? layhi) in the commentary of Muwatta ' Imaam Malik, p.
    Nothing gets said by cable guy about the dodgy contract clauses and no proof exists that cable guy is even a cable guy.
    From Rampur Lahi itself, 20 people were reported to have died on MVC (as said by the villagers during the group discussions).
    The crowds with one accord were giving attention to what was said by Philip, as they heard and saw the signs which he was performing.

    In 1% of cases say as is used
    What really matters is what we say as a company and back it up.
    You need to pay considerable attention to the form and structure of what you're saying as well as the content.
    Fasih Mohammad went to Saudi Arabia in 2007, sources say as part of Indian Mujahideens plan to collect funds there.
    He said as part of the celebration, there would be a health talk, health screening, including sporting activities and urged all.
    Obviously we need results to go our way which so far they have done but all we've said as a group is that we need to keep winning.
    This is something I don't say as a standard interview answer, but genuinely, having read the adventures of Tintin, I have been fascinated by this.
    On his part, Falae said as a national chairman of a party, he had refrained from criticizing Akande, wondering why the ACN chairman decided to take him on.
    I was still in no condition to respond verbally, so I just kept nodding, at once indicating I understood what he was saying as well as encouraging him to keep talking.
    Must say as an aspiring author (journalist by day) and a reader myself I am amazed at the resistance to your comment about the need for such basic things as proper editing.

    In 1% of cases say before is used
    He knows it (as I've said before).
    As somebody said before all is about opinions.
    I go back to what I said before regarding this.
    As I said before -- and it's important -- AssentWorks was actually really good to us.
    I'll say what I've said before -- we need to elect conservatives in the House and Senate.
    Corrie boss Phil Collinson should heed what people say before what was a good soap fades away.
    I'd say before the Fiesta Bowl I really had no idea what it was like to miss a do-or-die kick, ' ' Williamson said.
    Annette Nestor: 26 May 2011 12:59:02am Rob, as I said before life is busy and I now have 3 people to reply to here.
    Shoudl there be a recession say before an election in 2008 or 2009 then Cameron might have a real chance of a majority.
    Sachal says before coming to Ghana, he was extremely petrified about moving to a foreign land by myself for two weeks.

    In 1% of cases say during is used
    Jonathan said during the media chat.
    Because, like I said during that period.
    I'd learning and understand what's said during training.
    Moments ago, Governor Cuomo said during a press briefing he believed something had to be done.
    Mr Reynard said during the period the company had invested over six million dollars in equipment and terminals.
    Mr Reynard said during the period, the company had invested over six million dollars in equipment and terminals.
    And this he said during an event in between making a mocktail wherein he mixed a number of juices along with some honey and drank.
    There are a number of the supplications which may be said during the Ghusl but these are optional desirable acts and not compulsory.
    Yet, as Al Michaels said during Sunday night's primetime clash between the Bears and Texans, Cutler is an old fashioned Chicago quarterback.
    Luckily, there is a very simple and easy-to-use way to remember what you need to say during a presentation, and I'd going to share it with you today.

    In 1% of cases say from is used
    Watch what you say from here on out.
    If one is on a journey say from Brisbane to Sydney.
    This in my mind is a tradition and I have all the pictures say from the past decades to show for it.
    The older children are involved, and we said from the beginning if they weren't happy, we wouldn't carry on.
    They should try to say from memory whatever words come next, right up to where you paused in step ' a ' just above.
    Listen to your children, even if you have heard everything they have to say from their six older siblings over the years.
    Last time around, it took about five centuries, say from 1450 to 1950, to get through a comparable scale of change in technology and physics.
    In the consumer driven world of online, marketing has moved from push to pull or as the marketers say from one to many to one to one to many.
    If you have suddenly got bulk money, say from the sale of your house, don't be under pressure to place this fund without having a clear cut plan.

    In 1% of cases say unto is used
    He said unto him, Be, and he was.
    John 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, you MUST be born again.
    And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
    Verily, verily, I say unto you: There is no Biblical literalist, no, not one.
    And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
    And the Lord pitied her, and He touched the bier and said: ' I say unto THEE, ARISE.
    And he said unto me: There is d no God; yea, and he taught me that which I should say.
    Luke 1:30-33 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
    Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the son of God: and they that hear shall live.

    In 1% of cases say without is used
    I can say without a doubt, that nobody was paid to attend.
    It is hard to say without knowing particulars in your case Samantha.
    He asked why but I declined a reason so he said without a reason he wouldn't.
    And can say without fear of contradiction that we have never had a drier start to a year.
    Love is the prayer that is said without any asking, love is the will to survive and exist.
    Fixing the fees in the next few months will be most important, Muhith said without explaining.
    I attempted to break the ice by saying without any thought,? Today? s mother-in-law has been yesterday? s wife.
    I will say without boast that there is no greater power in this country than the combination of Manley and Bustamante.
    By making sure that a speaker has a chance to complete what they want to say without being talked down by other members.
    Content written for skimmers helps all visitors get a sense of what you're saying without requiring them to read every word.

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