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because of the fact that

To write plainly and concisely, use because instead of the wordy phrase because of the fact that.

  • Wordy: The program is valuable precisely because of the fact that it meets individual needs.
  • Concise: The program is valuable precisely because it meets individual needs.

Other possibilities include as, given that, seeing that and since.

  • Wordy: Jenny enjoyed the night shift, because of the fact that she did not like to get up early.
  • Concise: Jenny enjoyed the night shift, since she did not like to get up early.