Collocations about TELL and Example Sentences

Collocations about TELL and Example Sentences

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Collocations are used to express two or more words that are frequently used together in a single sentence or paragraph. It is often that when you substitute one of these words in a collocation with a comparable one, the resulting expression will sound weird, even though its meaning is technically the same. For example “do a favor” essentially means the same as “make a favor” but the second one sounds off.

Collocations can be used to express actions, emotions, and thoughts. Their use in casual conversation is both formal and informal; other varieties of English, such as business and professional English, have their own set of colloquial expressions.

Collocations enable us to talk more fluently and practically. If you learn to utilize the words in conjunction with the words that they are used with, rather than learning the words one at a time, is advantageous. In the same way that employing idioms in a phrase has an influence on the listener, learning collections and appropriately using them has the same effect. It enables you to have a diverse and intelligible vocabulary as well as the ability to express one’s self in a variety of ways.

tell a lie: She is such an honest and clever girl that she never tells a lie.

tell a story: My father used to tell me stories about Titanic.

tell a secret: I want to tell you a little secret

tell a joke: Let me tell a joke.

tell the truth: I want to tell the truth to my wife.

tell the difference: Please tell the difference between good and bad in this situation.

tell the time: Please, can you tell me the time?

tell your name: Let’s tell your name, please.

tell the future: Let Us Tell You Your Fortune!

tell one from another

tell somebody the way

tell somebody one’s name