the omission of 'that' in the following case

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HazyHue

New Member
Bosnian-Bosnia
Hello everyone!

It seems to me that we cannot omit any 'that' in the following sentence. Am I right?

Perhaps that uniqueness is due to the fact that this is one of the first mosques and that it was built in a place where falcons hatched.

Thank you in advance!
 
  • Hildy1

    Senior Member
    English - US and Canada
    Some people would omit "that" after "the fact", but I would not recommend doing so.
     

    entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    Omitting 'that' after 'the fact' is rather casual or colloquial. I too would recommend keeping it in this style of writing. The second one is not important, because its job has been done by the first one; you can omit the second 'that', or leave it in.
     
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