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How do you say using an adverb that you know something for sure?

For example: There are two people, John and Fred. John is suspected of a certain crime, but there is not enough evidence. He may have done it, but we can't prove it.

But there is evidence of Fred committing the crime.

How do I express "there is evidence that Fred committed the crime" in an adverb?

Sample sentence:

Whereas John allegedly committed the crime, Fred X did it.

  • The precise construction of your example context steers us away from what I'd say is the most "natural" way of expressing it: Allegedly, John committed the crime, but evidently Fred did it (in practice, probably more emphatically, as ...evidently it was actually Fred who did it).). – FumbleFingers Feb 23 '17 at 16:22
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Consider demonstrably.

Demonstrably adverb In a way that is clearly apparent or capable of being logically proved. ‘Now in these examples Black didn't do anything demonstrably wrong, yet he still ended up much worse.’ - ODO

Your sample sentence is then:

  • Whereas John [only] allegedly [committed] the crime, Fred demonstrably did it.

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