create / develop a fabrication?

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Hi, there! I have a question about collocations as to "a fabrication (meaning a story or a fiction)." Can I say "to create/develop a fabrication" in order to mean "to make up a story?"

Thank you, in advance!
  • Edinburgher

    Senior Member
    German/English bilingual
    You could say it, but it would not sound natural. We don't really "create fabrications", we "fabricate a story". Someone else could then say that the story "is a fabrication".


    Senior Member
    AE (US English)
    Usually a "fabrication" is a "lie" or "falsehood", not a "fictional story". Similarly "to fabricate" usually means "to lie".

    There is another meaning of "fabricate": to build a physical object by assembling parts.
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