29 Nov 2020

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Could you teach me how to use “tell” please?
❶ He told me the secret.
❷ He told me【about】the accident.
I understand that the former sentence doesn’t need “about” because “the secret” has a meaning of story by itself.
Is this interpretation correct?

One more thing, do “tell about” and “tell of” have the same meaning?
Can I say ❷ He told me of the accident ? Which is natural?

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