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Confusing words: actually/at the moment

Actually (Adv) has a meaning associated to ‘really’ or ‘in fact’ when we want to correct some information in a polite way.

  • Actually, we enjoyed the concert a lot. (Maybe they weren’t expected to have enjoyed it)
  • Actually, we’re from Belgium, not France.

We also use this word to emphasise that something is true.

  • I don’t want to say anything until I actually know all about the whole issue.

At the moment- at present – currently

These expressions refer to the present moment.

  • I’m really busy at the moment. Can I call you later?
  • Currently, about twenty students are enrolled in the course.

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