True vs The Truth

One mistake a lot of learners make is the difference between true and truth and when to use them.

True, defined as in accordance with fact or reality, is an adjective so can be used to describe something.

“This is a true statement.”

“Be true to yourself.”

And in that respect can be also used as a noun.

“Is that true?” ” Yes, it’s true.”

Truth, defined as the state of being true, is a noun and generally takes an article.

“Are you telling me the truth?”

“I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.”

 

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