Common Mistakes : Actual

Common Mistakes : Actual

Common Mistakes : Actual

 

Actual – Adjective

BAD: We’d like to know more about the actual crisis – Not the economic problems of the past

GOOD: We’d like to know more about the present crisis – Not the economic problems of the past

BAD: My actual job involves a lot of administration

GOOD: My present job involves a lot of administration

actual = real (as opposed what is believed, planned or expected): ‘People think he is over fifty but his actual age is forty-eight.’ Although buses are supposed to run every fifteen minutes, the actual waiting time can be up to an hour

present/current = happening or existing now: No one can drive that car in its present condition.’ ‘Her current boyfriend works for Shell

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