Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Story"

The meaning of "Story" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does your story doesn't add up? mean?
A: Means that you are lying
Q: What does I really enjoy stories that are set in the distant future. mean?
A: "Set in" refers to the setting (the place and time) in which a story's events happen.

The main message is something like "I enjoy reading stories about the future"
Q: What does I get my story straight. mean?
A: It is an expression used to convey you have worked out how you're going to re-tell a series of events.

Often it is used to describe a group of people "getting their story straight" to keep from contradicting each other.

"The kids all know who broke the car window, but agreed to blame Billy, and to get their story straight before telling their parents."
Q: What does You can't do this story about somebody with losing their imagination, or crossing that threshold of when you are a child. mean?
A: Unfortunately the sentence is not worded quite right.

"You can't do this story about somebody [with] losing their imagination, or crossing that threshold [of] when you are a child."

If we take away [with] and [of] it is much better.

Then, I think your interpretation is what the writer intended.

Please let me know if this helps.
Q: What does "gave the story legs" mean?
A: "To have legs" means it's interesting/valid and is able to continue.

The overlap of interest makes the story interesting/valid and, as a result, you will probably hear about it again in the future.

Example sentences using "Story"

Q: Please show me example sentences with That's the story of my life..
A: A: Ugh! This was the worst day ever. I had a tire burst while I was stuck in heavy traffic, so I ended up having to reschedule my dentist appointment for another day even though my molars are killing me.

B: Dude, that's the story of my life.

(こう言われたAさんは、「自分だけじゃないんだ」と安心するか、「自分より大変な人もいるんだ」と愚痴った自分が情けなくなるかのどちらか、あるいは同時にどちらもするでしょう)
Q: Please show me example sentences with Could you possibly give me stories or sentences about the same thing but with different time views? I’m trying to spot the difference among all the tenses. Please help me, it means to me a lot. Thank you!.
A: My sister was just given a cat.
My sister had a cat.
My sister will get a cat.
My sister has a cat.
My sister will be given a cat.
My sister is getting a cat.
Q: Please show me example sentences with but that’s another story.
A: @Ensolin yes, you can use that phrase also.
Q: Please show me example sentences with I learned about a painful story on a web article..
A: I read (or I came across) a painful story in an online article
Q: Please show me example sentences with make a long story short.
A: the phrase "to make a long story short" is used before saying a summary of a story you're telling.

"to make a long story short, I ended up lost in the woods because my phone ran out of battery and I couldn't use my gps."

Synonyms of "Story" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between story and tale ?
A: Little difference, although 'story' can be both true and false while as 'tale' usually only means fairy tales and mostly false.
Q: What is the difference between sketchy story and iffy story ?
A: @tjstkdn yes very much true
You wouldn't want to trust the words of an iffy person. Like he might be late to meetings or may forget to pay you back.
A sketchy person is someone you would rather not be around because you don't know what he would do to you.
Here iffy is used when using for subtle uncertainty while sketchy would be used for serious uncertainties.
Q: What is the difference between I like the stories written by Shakespeare. and I like the stories which were written by Shakespeare. ?
A: They both mean the same thing and are both grammatically correct, but the second sentence sounds a bit odd in normal speech. The first sentence sounds much more natural.
Q: What is the difference between Telling stories and Telling tales ?
A: In one sense, they're the same - basically, telling stories to people. 話をする

They also have negative meanings, which differ:
Telling stories = making up lies
Telling tales = (a child) telling a parent or teacher or other authority figure about the bad things someone else has done - usually true, but could be lies (For example: "My brother hit me and stole my you"). It's done with the deliberate intent of getting them in trouble.
Q: What is the difference between touchy story and touching story ?
A: "Touchy story" is something sensitive or that you have to careful of when you talk about it.
Examples - 1. That is a touchy story! Don't talk about it!
2. That story is kind of touchy and the teacher might get mad if you tell it in front of the whole class!
"Touching story" is a story that made you feel emotional usually sad or hopeful.
Examples -
1. That was such a touching story I cried the entire time!
2. It was so touching the entire crowd stood up and cheered with happy tears of joy in their eyes!😂

Translations of "Story"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? There have been heart-warming stories of stressed relationships involving children being restored to harmony.

Is it wrong if I fix the word "being restored" into just "restored" what's the difference between "being restored" and "restored"?
A: It wouldn’t be wrong but you would have to change the sentence a little bit so that it makes sense and flows smoothly.
The difference is “being restored” is that it is happening so in the present tense. “restored” is it has already happened so in the past tense.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? what a tall story !!
A: that sentence is make sense, but I guess we don't use it that much
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? "Your story is interesting" can be used as "What you are saying is interesting"? Please tell me.
A: I'd just simply say "this is very interesting" or "what you're saying is very interesting". Although to me, a real way to show interest is not to say it, but to engage in a conversation about what was said.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Why do we like to read stories about admirable people
A: Well I’d say that we read about people we admire to learn about how they got to the point they are today, what lessons we can apply to our own lives, and follow their lead when it comes to achieving our goals
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? is this correct? <>
A: you can say that or you can say "this story fits our situation really well"

Other questions about "Story"

Q: I listen a story which to read by English almost every days. The story written English much more interesting. I think why is English explanations better. This story to about a man named Forest Gump. In this story a man who speaks to others is Gump and he is a one man can to speak. Does this sound natural?
A: I listen to a story in English almost every day. The story written in English was much more interesting. I think that's why English explanations are better. This is story about a man named F.G. In this story a man who speaks to others is Grump and he is one man that can speak.

Huh, I am not sure if this is perfect or correct but I hope i helped ;)
Q: I'm sorry for meandering my story. Does this sound natural?
A: @Ri-na I'm sorry for meandering.

I'm sorry my story meandered.
Q: Please show me how to pronounce why don't you tell me the story of your life..
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: And I was fascinated by the story that he graduated first in English and has been writing short stories and poetry since his childhood. Does this sound natural?
A: First *in his class* in English.


If that’s what you meant.

Otherwise looks great.
Q: The story which the professional provided inspired my that despite utilizing many approaches to help clients discover their career paths on their characteristics and the interpersonal skills, a fully understanding of the client's background might provide a better perspective in the counseling. Does this sound natural?
A: A little correction:

The story which the professor provided inspired me and made me realize that despite utilizing many approaches to help clients discover their career paths based on their characteristics and interpersonal skills, an understanding of the client's background provide a better perspective in counseling"

Is this what you meant? 😊

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