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tell a story

This page is about the collocation tell a story

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to share a story by reading it, recalling it, or making it up

For example

  • Dad tells us bedtime stories every night.

  • The story he's going to tell us tonight's about a little boy called Tom.

Quick Quiz

The person who's telling a story is the one who

a. is listening

b. is speaking

c. the story's about

Contributor: Matt Errey