Useful expressions with “Tell” …
Common Collocations with the Verb TELL in English
- Tell a joke
You’re good at telling jokes.
- Tell a lie
We can not tell a lie, so we confessed we were getting way too many.
- Tell a story
Anna has always been very good at telling stories.
- Tell the truth
They must learn how to tell the truth and listen.
- Tell a secret
Tell me your secret. I won’t tell anyone.
- Tell the difference
They’re so alike. I can’t tell the difference!
- Tell somebody one’s name
The boy refused tell me his name.
- Tell the time
Your watch should tell the time accurately.
- Tell someone’s fortune
An old lady told me my fortune.