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    Trading war stories

    Hello I just want to find out about this sentence "trading war stories" did I understand it correctly? This sentence means "Wars stories are up for sale" If I am unfair please correct me and give me correct meaning. Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Trading war stories

    Quote Originally Posted by Paulys View Post
    Hello I just want to find out about this sentence "trading war stories" did I understand it correctly? This sentence means "Wars stories are up for sale" If I am wrong please correct me and give me correct meaning. Thank you in advance.
    It's not a sentence. What is the context in which you found it?

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    Re: Trading war stories

    As bhaisahab said, "trading war stories" is not a sentence - it's a phrase or a fragment. If two people trade war stories then they swap stories from their past, probably with a common theme. If it's used literally, then they are sharing stories from their time in a war.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Trading war stories

    I tell a story. You tell a story. Etc. Not selling. And not necessarily literally about war. 2 guys in the same industry might tell tales of the way things used to be, or old projects they worked on. Crazy people they worked with. Adventures they had. Not literally about war.

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