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    #1

    recount or tell

    What is the difference between

    He likes to tell stories.
    He likes to recount stories.

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    #2

    Re: recount or tell

    I am not a teacher.

    We tend to recount experiences, that is, things that actually happened.

    To tell a story often means to tell a fictional story.

    To tell stories also means to lie.

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