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    As above.
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    I don't see why, as long as you don't ridiculously overuse it.
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    I remember being told to use alternative phrases in essay writing by my old English teachers but I don't think that it really matters, as long as your writing is coherent and that your points are made.
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    (Original post by Chlorophile)
    I don't see why, as long as you don't ridiculously overuse it.
    I always considered it a 'weasel phrase' reserved for informal speech on the same league as the overuse of 'like', 'kind of' and 'basically', so I was surprised that phrase appeared in a book about the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.
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    (Original post by WhimsicalSloth)
    I remember being told to use alternative phrases in essay writing by my old English teachers but I don't think that it really matters, as long as your writing is coherent and that your points are made.
    Are there any alternatives to 'the fact that'? It's very addictive to use!~
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    (Original post by flibber)
    Are there any alternatives to 'the fact that'? It's very addictive to use!~
    'Owing to..'
    'On account of..'
    'As a consequence of..'
    'As a result of..'

    It depends upon what you're discussing of course, but it's totally up to you of how you write it.
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    (Original post by WhimsicalSloth)
    'Owing to..'
    'On account of..'
    'As a consequence of..'
    'As a result of..'

    It depends upon what you're discussing of course, but it's totally up to you of how you write it.
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    (Original post by flibber)
    I always considered it a 'weasel phrase' reserved for informal speech on the same league as the overuse of 'like', 'kind of' and 'basically', so I was surprised that phrase appeared in a book about the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.
    It is not a "weasel phrase" by any definition I am aware of.
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    (Original post by flibber)
    I always considered it a 'weasel phrase' reserved for informal speech on the same league as the overuse of 'like', 'kind of' and 'basically', so I was surprised that phrase appeared in a book about the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.
    It's not in the same ​league.
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    No but avoid repeating it a lot
 
 
 
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