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Chapter 4. Eliminate Time-Wasters > “the fact that…”

“the fact that…”

in view of the fact that…

in consideration of the fact that…

on account of the fact that…

owing to the fact that…

given the fact that…

all of these could be simplified by simply using “because”


Time-waster: We canceled the picnic due to the fact that it was raining.
Time-saver: We canceled the picnic because it was raining.
Time-waster: Emma did not attend the meeting on account of the fact that she was ill.
Time-saver: Emma missed the meeting because she was ill.



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