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    Smile preposition

    When people examine their feelings of regret about the past, they often find that many of them are simply not based in fact.
    We say "based on" sth, why do we have here "based in fact"?
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    Exclamation Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by daisy1352 View Post
    When people examine their feelings of regret about the past, they often find that many of them have (are) simply no basis in fact. (You can use 'in fact' with a slightely modified structure. This is explained below)
    We say "based on" sth, why do we have here "based in fact"?
    Thanks
    In fact is an idiom meaning: actually; really; Your fears have in fact.(really) no basis
    Based on the fact (something: that you have to state the factors) as:

    I hope, you would continue to consider me eligible for your scholarship, based on the fact that I have X and Y to my credit. (hare X and Y are factors)

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