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    Does changing "account" into "story" makes sentence different in this sentence?

    "Marry gave a police full account of the incident."
    Does changing "account" into "story" makes sentence different in the above sentence?

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    Re: Does changing "account" into "story" makes sentence different in this sentence?

    story - WordReference.com Dictionary of English
    account - WordReference.com Dictionary of English

    As you will see, "account" is not meant for enterntainment, while story (be it fiction or real) is.

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    Re: Does changing "account" into "story" makes sentence different in this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by eggcracker View Post
    "Mary gave the police a full account of the incident."
    Does changing "account" into "story" makes sentence different in the above sentence?
    You could write "Mary gave the police the full story of the incident". I prefer the first example (with my corrections).

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