See the synonyms section here: Real | Define Real at Dictionary.com
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I've got 100 kilos. Let me look. Yes, the actual weight is 108 kilos.
That's written in my grammar book. Teaching the usage of actual and actually.
Can I say real instead of actual?
I mean: I've got 100 kilos. Let me look. Yes, the real weight is 108 kilos.
Or even "exact weight."
Thank you both for answering but I wish one would tell me if there is a difference between real and actual. As you see, it's sometimes confusing. Not very but somehow.
If there is a difference its not important enough to spend time worrying about.
Here is the explanation:
Real, is genuine as opposed to counterfeit, false, or merely supposed: a real emerald; real leather binding; My real ambition is to be a dentist. Actual usually stresses contrast with another state of affairs that has been proposed or suggested: The actual cost is much less; to conceal one's actual motive.
I just can't understand what the red part means. Would you please clarify it to me?
Many thanks in advance.
John was given an estimate of $15,000 for the car. But with a trade-in, the actual cost is much less.
People assumed he became a lawyer to help people. But his actual motive was to get rich.