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    #1

    in fact, indeed, actually

    What are the differences between these three words?
    For example in a sentence like:

    "Are you a journalist?"
    - "Yes, indeed/in fact/actually I'm a journalist."

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    #2

    Re: in fact, indeed, actually

    Quote Originally Posted by krisfromgermany View Post
    What are the differences between these three words?
    For example in a sentence like:

    "Are you a journalist?"
    - "Yes, indeed/in fact/actually I'm a journalist."
    I would say: Indeed I am.

    "Indeed" is used to affirm something and for emphasis.
    "In fact" is used to clarify something which is part of a whole.
    "Actually" is used to clear any doubt or misconception.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #3

    Re: in fact, indeed, actually

    Quote Originally Posted by krisfromgermany View Post
    What are the differences between these three choices? words?
    For example in a sentence like:

    "Are you a journalist?"
    - "Yes, indeed/in fact/actually I'm a journalist."
    All are possible. It depends on the context. I would say "actually" is the most context-neutral of those three.

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    #4

    Re: in fact, indeed, actually

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    "Indeed" is used to affirm something and for emphasis.
    "In fact" is used to clarify something which is part of a whole.
    "Actually" is used to clear any doubt or misconception.
    The range in which those can be used is much wider than that!

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    Re: in fact, indeed, actually

    Indeed is generally much more formal than the other two in American English.
    I am not a teacher.

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