01. Officials believe that at least a thousand people were killed in the earthquake, but the [actual] number is not known.
02. The salesman told me the car would cost $5,000, but the [actual] cost with tax was $5,700.
03. I thought he had been killed, but [actually], as I learned later, he survived.
04. The film "Schindler's List" ended with a sequence showing [actual] survivors of the Nazi concentration camps.
05. The difference between the original estimate and the [actual] cost was about 4%.
06. The lecture this morning was so boring that a number of people [actually] fell asleep.
07. No, I'm not her boyfriend. I'm her husband, [actually].
08. Photos supposedly taken of an [actual] Sasquatch turned out to be fakes made using a man in a gorilla costume.
09. Actor Tom Hanks once remarked that the prejudice surrounding AIDS causes a social death which precedes the [actual] physical one.
10. The book was a little boring at first, but [actually] I found it quite interesting once I really got into it.
11. A polar bear's skin is black, and its fur is not white, but [actually] clear.
12. The skin of baby mice is so transparent that one can [actually] see the milk flowing into them as they nurse.
13. I can't believe you're [actually] going to quit your job finally, after all these years of threatening to do it.
14. Nepal's most famous resident, the yeti, may not [actually] exist.
15. The [actual] land area of Singapore does not remain constant because landfill is frequently added when more space is needed for development.
16. In 1969, the Cuyahoga River in Ohio was so full of oil and chemicals that it [actually] caught fire.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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