"A story about" vs "a story of"


New Member
Polish - Poland

What is the difference between these two sentences?

  1. We were told a story of a retired librarian.
  2. We were told a story about a retired librarian.

Thank you in advance.
  • Chez

    Senior Member
    English English
    There is no difference in meaning.

    'a story about' is probably the most common way to say this.

    I think it would actually be more usual to see 'the story of', which would then emphasise that it was the one and only specific story about this specific librarian, as opposed to a story about a librarian (possibly one of many stories).
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