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  1. I say get out of my room now.

  2. I said get out of my room now.

a. What is the difference in meaning between "say" and "said" here?

b. can I use both sentences to express the present situation?

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  • You can only use “said” if you actually said it first and are now reiterating. – Jim May 23 '17 at 5:42
  • Preach it, @Jim! – Unrelated May 23 '17 at 5:53
  • I understand it but when do I use "say", if you tell me? – Indranil Bar May 23 '17 at 9:39
  • When you are stating your position or opinion on something: A: We could wait for the bus or we could walk. B: I say we walk. C: Well I say we wait. – Jim May 23 '17 at 20:45