Figuratively vs Literally - English Grammar - Teaching Tips


These two words are often confused. Let's break it down. The word "figuratively" is used to describe something metaphorically, for example: Figuratively speaking, I am living on the edge due to my adventurous lifestyle. "Literally", on the other hand, describes something that really happened. An example sentence would be: After falling in the water, I literally smelled like fish. So remember, "figuratively" describes something metaphorically and "literally" something that really happened. That's it for today. See you next time!

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