overlook that clause

Sweetboat

Senior Member
Korean
Can you put a that clause after the verb 'overlook'?

For example,
I overlooked that they could have something in common.
or
They overlooked that the suspect's maiden name was Lee.
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    I think those "that clauses" are theoretically okay as objects of the verb "overlook." However, your sentences sound rather unusual. Many fluent English-speakers would probably use something like "the fact" before the "that clause": I overlooked the fact/consideration that the suspect's maiden name was Lee.
     
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