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    "make up" a story?

    Dear all,

    The other day I was trying to "make up" a story together with my son. We'll choose a character and make up what happens to him (we did this just by talking to each other). I want to ask if "make up" is the right verb to use in this situation.

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    Re: "make up" a story?

    not a teacher

    Yes, "make up a story" is fine.
    Here are some more examples: http://fraze.it/n_search.jsp?q=make+...y&l=0&sugg=off

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    Re: "make up" a story?

    Can I 'invent' a story not intended to deceive people?

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    Re: "make up" a story?

    not a teacher

    The phrases "invent a story" and "concoct a story" are usually employed when a deception is intended or suspected.
    Although "make up a story" is also used in such a context, I feel that it's the more natural form in the situation described by the OP.

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    Re: "make up" a story?

    One could also use "created".

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