Element FORM/USE: 'THE THING/ FACT/ POINT/ PROBLEM IS (THAT)'
SuperCat FOCUS
SubCat focus
Lexical Range N/A
Level B2
Cando Can use 'The thing, fact, point, problem, or reason + is (that)' for focus.
Corrected Learner Example The reason is I like children, I have experience of looking after disabled people and I like to do things like volunteering. (B2 VANTAGE; 1993; Japanese; Pass)

The problem is I know myself, I am always late when I have to leave my house so I need a car to go faster. (Saudi Arabia; B2 VANTAGE; 1993; Arabic - Gulf; Pass)

The fact is that not all animals are able to deal with this. (Denmark; B2 VANTAGE; 1993; Danish; Pass)

The fact is science needs computers to increase knowledge and businesses need them like the air we breathe. (B2 VANTAGE; 1999; Catalan; Pass)

It is true that a lot of accidents are caused by cars. The point is that the car itself does not cause the accident. (Greece; B2 VANTAGE; 1993; Greek; Pass)

The thing is, Alison is an eleven-year-old girl who has been, together with her father, left behind by her mother when she was just three. (Brazil; B2 VANTAGE; 2005; Portuguese; Pass)
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