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    Lenka is offline Senior Member
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    truthful / true

    What is the difference between adjectives "truthful" and "true"? In which meanings can I use them?

    (btw, did I write the sentence (In which meanings can I use them?) correctly? )

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    Re: truthful / true

    Quote Originally Posted by Lenka
    What is the difference between adjectives "truthful" and "true"? In which meanings can I use them?

    (btw, did I write the sentence (In which meanings can I use them?) correctly? )

    TRUTHFUL - habitually or actually telling what one believes to be true [ Chambers Dictionary-2001]
    e.g.
    What he says is true. He is being truthful.
    It is a true descriptionof what happened. The newspaper report is truthful.
    The musicians were true to the original music of Beethoven. Their interpretation was truthful.

    If I tell you that it is raining here now I am being truthful- I am telling you the truth. The fact that it is raining is true.

    All the best,

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    Re: truthful / true

    Quote Originally Posted by sheena55ro
    TRUTHFUL - habitually or actually telling what one believes to be true [ Chambers Dictionary-2001]
    e.g.
    What he says is true. He is being truthful.
    It is a true descriptionof what happened. The newspaper report is truthful.
    The musicians were true to the original music of Beethoven. Their interpretation was truthful.

    If I tell you that it is raining here now I am being truthful- I am telling you the truth. The fact that it is raining is true.

    All the best,
    Thank you for your explanation, sheena55ro

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