01. The students were sharing folk [tales] from their countries in class today.
02. The movie star's descent into poverty is a sad [tale] of drug and alcohol abuse.
03. Survivors of the attack tell a [tale] of mass murder in the village.
04. Hans told us a funny little [tale] of how he got lost while travelling in America, and wound up in the wrong state.
05. The old doctor was full of [tales] of his life helping the sick in the small villages.
06. His [tale] of how he met the Queen is hilarious, but totally unbelievable.
07. He almost drowned when his fishing boat sank in a storm, but he lived to tell the [tale].
08. The [tale] of Robin Hood has delighted children for countless generations.
09. The [tale] of Frodo the hobbit, and the magical ring is told in J. R. R. Tolkien's wonderful fantasy series, "The Lord of the Rings."
10. The mouse king was telling the [tale] of how he escaped the terrible cats of the house to his audience of little mousy children.
11. In the original fairy [tale] "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," the wicked Queen was condemned to dance in red-hot iron shoes until she died.
12. Hans Christian Andersen once said that every man's life is a fairy [tale] written by God's fingers.
13. An African proverb notes that until the lions have their historians, [tales] of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter.
14. A Greek proverb notes that every [tale] can be told in a different way.
15. An old proverb observes that dead men tell no [tales].
16. Shakespeare wrote that life "is a [tale] told by an idiot; full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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