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tell the truth

This page is about the collocation tell the truth

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to say what's true or what really happened

For example

  • We thought he was telling the truth, but now we know he was lying.

  • Do you promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?

Quick Quiz

Tommy didn't tell us the truth because

a. he's always totally honest

b. he knew the truth was wrong

c. he was afraid of being punished

Contributor: Matt Errey