The fact is that he doesn’t really try. 事實是他沒有做真正的努力。
He felt it his duty to mention the fact to her. 他感到有責任向她提及此事。
If he had known the facts, he could have told us what to do. 如果他了解情況他就會告訴我們該怎么辦了。
That he had no girl friends worried his parents a lot.= It worried his parents a lot that he had no girl friends. 他沒有女朋友，這件事使他父母非常不安。
That he has fully recovered makes me feel good.=It makes me feel good that he has fully recovered. 他已痊愈，真令我高興。
That he had not said anything surprised everybody.=It surprised everybody that he had not said anything. 他一言不發，這使大家很吃驚。
The fact that he had no girl friends worried his parents a lot.
The fact that he has fully recovered makes me feel good.
The fact that he had not said anything surprised everybody.
按英語習慣，介詞后面通常不能直接跟一個that從句作賓語，遇此情況，一個高明的做法是，在that從句前使用the fact。這樣一來，就變成了the fact用作介詞的賓語，而其后的that從句則成了the fact的同位語從句。如：
They were worried over the fact that you were sick. 他們為你生病發愁。
I didn’t go out because of the fact that it was raining. 因為在下雨，所以我沒出去。
Were it not for the fact that you helped me, I would be homeless. 若非你的幫助，我仍會無家可歸。
He must face up to the fact that he is no longer young. 他必須勇于正視自己不再年輕這一事實。
It’s time you woke up to the fact that you’re not very popular. 你早就該明白你不怎么受歡迎了。
The judge paid a lot of attention to the fact that the child was unhappy at home. 法官非常注意這一情況，即孩子在家里并不快樂。
He said the parents were responsible for the fact that the child had run away. 他說孩子父母應對孩子逃跑一事負責。
The two books are the same except that this one has an answer key at the back. 除了這本書后面有問題答案以外, 這兩本書完全一樣。
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