- 1used when you are saying what is the truth of a situation
- 2used to emphasize that something is really true or happened in spite of what was expected
Using actually: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "actually" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
I actually like broccoli, even though most people don't.
He actually showed up on time for once.
I thought the movie would be terrible, but it was actually really good.
She actually won the race, despite her injury.
I can't believe he actually said that to her face.
actually Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with actually
As a matter of fact, I did see him yesterday.
I'm not actually sure what time the meeting starts.
The movie was actually quite good, despite the bad reviews.
Origins of actually
from Old English 'actuel', meaning 'in fact'
Summary: actually in Brief
The adverb 'actually' [ˈæktʃuəli] is used to indicate the truth of a situation or to emphasize that something is really true or happened in spite of what was expected. It is often used to correct a previous statement or to express surprise or disbelief. Phrases like 'as a matter of fact' and 'not actually' use 'actually' to introduce or deny the truth of a statement. 'Actually quite' is used to indicate that something is more than what was expected.