Use the word "actual" to say that something is true or real, not imagined or fake.

  • The game was played with actual money, not fake money.
  • The woman on the plane was helped by an actual doctor.
  • If this had been an actual emergency and not a drill, you would have been told where to go.
  • What is the actual value of that gold necklace?
  • Is that an actual gun he’s carrying?
  • This website was created by an actual English teacher.

gold tooth  Is that an actual gold tooth?

The word "actually" is a popular adverb that is used to emphasize a real situation.

actually (ak’ chu wul lee)

  • That man is actually planning to climb the side of that skyscraper.
  • I thought this was going to be easy, but it’s actually a lot of work.
  • The meeting was planned for an hour, but it actually lasted much longer than that.
  • We were actually surprised that Jeremy finished all of his courses with good grades.
  • No one expected Carolyn to move to Europe, but she actually did it.
  • Jose’s English is actually improving after coming to this website.

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Date of publication: August 31, 2016