I never tell a lie.
Is it correct to say "I never tell a lie." ? If so, is there a difference between "I never lie" and "I never tell a lie."?
I never lie means it is your habit of not lying to anyone.
I never tell a lie means it is not possible for you to tell a lie. If he/she does something illegal/wrong, he/she admits it.
In my opinion, we all tell white lies. Let us wait for the other experts for the best answers. Please do not vote for me.
|link||edited Aug 05 '12 at 11:42 sanjay Expert|
'To lie' means 'to tell a lie'.
I tell a lie (or that's a lie): British informal used to correct oneself immediately when one realizes that one has made an incorrect remark:
I never used to dream—I tell a lie, I did dream when I was young.
I agree with Mr. Sanjay.
In your case, as I was taught, there is no difference in two types of sentences.
I never lie: 'lie' used as verb.
I never tell a lie: lie used as noun.
|link||answered Aug 05 '12 at 14:16 Rahul Gupta Expert|
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