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fact
‘fact’
A fact is an item of knowledge or information that is true.
It may help you to know the full facts of the case.
The report is several pages long and full of facts and figures.
Be careful
Don't talk about ‘true facts’ or say, for example, ‘These facts are true’.
‘the fact that’
You can refer to a whole situation by using a clause beginning with the fact that.
He tried to hide the fact that he was disappointed.
The fact that the centre is overcrowded is the main thing that people complain about.
Be careful
You must use that in clauses like these. Don't say, for example, ‘He tried to hide the fact he was disappointed’.
‘in fact’
You use in fact to show that you are giving more detailed information about what you have just said.
They've been having financial problems. In fact, they may have to close down.
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