this is a question which was widely debated and came in cat 07.I found it hard in the exam
the following below is a passage ,which consists of five sentences connected ,we need to point the ones correct.
A. It is sometimes told that democratic
B. government originated in the city-states
C. of ancient Greece. Democratic ideals have been handed to us from that time.
D. In truth, however, this is an unhelpful assertion.
E. The Greeks gave us the word, hence did not provide us with a model.
(1) A, B&D (2) B,C&D (3) B&D (4) B only (5) D only
now A is the sentence
It is sometimes told that democratic
TOLD -verb ,simple past and past particple of to tell
it is used in reported speech i.e it is used to talk about people
eg : i told him that i will be late
SAID - verb /adjective-simple past and past particple of to said
here comes what they asked, SAID can be used with that for reported speech