01. It is sometimes difficult for children to distinguish between [fact] and fiction.
02. There are several [factual] errors in the movie's depiction of the event.
03. He doesn't let the [facts] interfere with his narrow, racist views on immigration.
04. It is a simple [fact] that the death penalty has never been shown to deter violent crime.
05. One [fact] that cannot be overlooked in this case is that the night before the murder, Charlotte Henderson threatened to kill the victim if he ever bothered her again.
06. She spoke to the students calmly and [factually] about her experiences as a teen drug addict.
07. You should double-check the [facts] in your essay before you hand it in.
08. There are lots of good Internet sites which give [facts] about all different kinds of animals.
09. He looked up some basic [facts] about the countries he was hoping to visit on his holidays.
10. Even [factually] incorrect beliefs can shape the perceptions and behavior of people who hold them.
11. There is a Mongolian proverb which states that wise men talk about ideas, intellectuals about [facts], and the ordinary man talks about what he eats.
12. Blaise Pascal once remarked, "I lay it down as a [fact] that if all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world."
13. Henry James once said, "Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the [fact]."
14. John F. Kennedy once suggested that it is an unfortunate [fact] that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.
15. Norman Vincent Peale once observed that any [fact] facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.
16. Alex Bourne once said that it is possible to store the mind with a million [facts], and still be entirely uneducated.
17. Mortimer Adler once noted that the telephone book is full of [facts], but it doesn't contain a single idea.
18. Someone once remarked that it's a lot easier to form an opinion when you have only a few of the [facts].
19. Andy Rooney once observed that to ignore the [facts] does not change the [facts].

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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