exact same vs exactly the same : Common Errors in English

About exact same vs exactly the same

In casual speech we often say things like, “The fruitcake he gave me wasthe exact same one I’d given him last Christmas,” but in formal Englishthe phrase is “exactly the same.”

exact same in News

  • Before Midnight

    DVD Talk Collector Series It hit me with a heavy thud early on in Before Midnight when Ethan Hawke's Jesse expresses his disbelief that he is now 41 years old: I have been the exact same age as the characters in this series whenever each movie has come out. The initial meeting between Jesse and Celine (Julie Delpy) happened when we were all 22 ( Before Sunrise ), and then ten years later in ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: DVD Talk

exactly the same in News

  • Blackjack Comps and the Same Slots with Different Payouts

    QUESTION: You’ve said that two slot machines that look exactly the same can have different payback percentages. By exactly the same I assume you’re including the payoffs. If I look up the payoffs for one machine, they’ll be the same as the other.
    on June 16, 2013 Source: Rolling Good Times

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