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Are both of this sentences right? Do they mean exactly the same thing? If no: What is the difference or which of them is wrong. And which version is wrong, if there is?

The old walls of this castle tell stories of love and revenge.


The old walls of this castle tell stories about love and revenge.

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They are both grammatical and mean almost the same thing, but the "of" is more emphatic.

A biography of someone called, say, Peter could be referred to as

The story of Peter

but using "about"

The story about Peter

does not sound right, it would imply the only story, and

A story about Peter

is weak, and possibly describes one novel of a series featuring Peter.

So I would say that your first sentence

The old walls of this castle tell stories of love and revenge.

has a bit more dramatic effect than the second sentence.

  • I agree with you - "of" is more emphatic. But I don't know why, and I can't seem to be able to find a source that substantiates this - but I have only been looking for 2 minutes. – AIQ Oct 24 '19 at 8:55

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