We did a test in class, and I saw this sentence below.
Read the text and cross out the extra word (maximum one per line).
- some of the lines are correct
if the line is correct put a √ at the end of the line.
- safe. Many children feel scared because of
- news stories of child murders. Children
- feel safer because of their parents always know where they are.
I crossed out the word "stories" but my teacher marked it incorrect, so I expostulated with him.
Maybe for him, these two words looked the same, but I argued that "you can not know for sure what an American or a British would choose."
So, in order to end the dispute, I'd like to find out what native speakers think about it.
- What is the difference between “news” and “news stories”?
- Are they interchangeable? Shouldn't have I crossed out “stories”?