English version

tell of somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtell of somebody/something phrasal verb literaryDESCRIBEto describe an event or person The poem tells of the deeds of a famous warrior.RegisterIn everyday English, people usually say that a poem, story etc is about something rather than tells of something:What's his latest poem about? tell→ See Verb table
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Verb table
tell
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytell
he, she, ittells
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytold
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave told
he, she, ithas told
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad told
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill tell
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have told
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam telling
he, she, itis telling
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you, we, theyare telling
Past
I, he, she, itwas telling
you, we, theywere telling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been telling
he, she, ithas been telling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been telling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be telling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been telling
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