(someone) (emailed/called/wrote) and said (clause)

When someone writes to or calls you, they give you some kind of message. When you are telling someone else about that message, and you also want to tell how the message was sent (by email, phone, etc.), you say "___ called and said ___" or "___ emailed and said ___"

Christie called and said she'd be 20 minutes late.

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