I have the following:
"I may not be able to meet you at the airport", he said to her.
I made up next sentence:
He said to her (that) he might not be able to meet her at the airport.
The key says I could use he
"told her". Since we can't tell
"say to someone" from
"tell someone" exept for the fact that the first one may not take a personal object and "say" is usually followed by particle
"to", I wonder if I'm able to use them in the same way?
Or, maybe, I can make out which to chose by the initial verb. I mean, the example is
"said to her", thus I should have written
"told her". Similiar to that, if I had
"he said", I would write only
"he said (that)...".