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as a matter of fact

This page is about the conversational phrase as a matter of fact

Meaning

You can say this when you're adding information, or when you're correcting wrong information.

For example

  • "It's been a very hot year," she said. "As a matter of fact, it's been the hottest year on record."

  • "I'm sorry, but we can't employ foreigners."
    "I was born right here in London, as a matter of fact."

Quick Quiz

You can say "as a matter of fact" if you're

a. saying something that's true

b. saying something's wrong

c. saying facts don't matter

Contributor: Matt Errey