Someone thinks she is a driver, but really,(in fact) she is a passenger. Which one is correct ?
My question is about using of really and in fact, but please correct my sentence if necessary.
Last edited by Suthipong; 07-Nov-2010 at 07:12. Reason: to add "Which one...... ?"
But I would like to add the following:
i) If there were more than one passenger in the car, you could also say in fact she was one of the passengers.
ii) If, besides the driver, there was only one passenger in the car you could say in fact she was the passenger.
iii) In the original sentence, if you changed the indefinite article 'a' to the define one 'the' all this confusion would be avoided (but we would miss an important opportunity to discuss English). I mean probably the sentence 'Someone thinks she is the driver, but in fact she is a passenger' would look less weird to fivejedjon's eyes (and to mine as well).