We can use the phrase the fact that after some linking words , some verbs , and some phrases to introduce a clause. A clause is a group of words that includes a subject and a verb
COMMON MISTAKES :
✗ Despite he was sick, he went to school. (despite cannot be followed by a subject and verb)
✓ Despite the fact that he was sick, he went to school.
We can also used a gerund after despite : ✓ Despite being sick, he went to school.
The sheet below contains the most common verbs, linking words and phrases that are used with the phrase "the fact that".
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