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Judy Chang
what's the difference between real and actual? 1. I'd like to know what's the difference between real and actual? Can you give me a sample? 2.When refer to the photo is taken instead of being copied from internet,should i say a real photo or an actual photo. Thanks!
Oct 26, 2012 1:54 AM
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I agree with Raftis. If you say, this is the actual picture, it would sound better. Examples: My sister gave me a picture last summer that my grandfather took himself in 1890. This was the actual photo that has been passed down from generation, to generation. I went to the art gallery and saw this beautiful painting. I was not suppose to touch it, but I did anyway just to make sure it was real and not a replica.
October 26, 2012
The word real has a few similar meanings: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/real , one of which is the same as actual. For your photo example, you could say either one, but actual sounds better- more advanced.
October 26, 2012
Judy Chang
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, Italian
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