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    #1

    But the facts are very different

    "The movies and books have made it seem like there is a big shark waiting to bite every swimmer that goes into the water. But the facts are very different."
    What would be another "idiomatic phrase" instead of "But the facts are very different", retaining its meaning? I.e how can we say it in a different way?

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    #2

    Re: But the facts are very different

    "In reality"
    "The truth of the matter is"
    "However, statistics paint a different picture"
    "In actuality"
    "But really"

    There are many more possibilities.
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    #3

    Re: But the facts are very different

    Note that only Skrej's third sentence would work on its own. The rest require more words after them.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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