Reply to "true, real, correct"

Hello, Ahmed, David and Gustavo, I'd like to share some information I've read in 'Right Word Wrong Word' by Lewis Alexander:

Real (NOT true): actually existing, not imaginary

- Are ghosts real?

True: (= not false, not made up)

- She told me a true story.

Correct/Right: (= without mistakes)

- Is this the right/correct way to address an envelope?

Correct (NOT right): refers to consideration for others or moral behaviour.

- I don't think it's right to worry my friends with my problems.

Hope that would help. 


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