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What is the difference between a case in point and in point of fact?
A case in point is a relevant example or pertinent case that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time. It is a noun and its plural is cases in point. It derives from French à point meaning 'something relevant'. In point of fact is actually an adverb meaning 'in reality or actuality; actually' or 'with regard to; in the matter of'. These two terms should really not be compared. Examples: When one doubles player is having a great game, the other player is not; case in point is the last two tournaments. In point of fact, no weapons of mass destruction have been found in Iraq.