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    As is known to all...as a mater of fact

    As is known to all, Australia was as a mater of fact what used to be a nation of prisoners.

    This sentence comes from a test paper set by a Chinese teacher of English. I should think this sentence sounds odd with the two phrases in red put together. What do you native speakers think of the sentence?

    Thank you in advance.


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    Re: As is known to all...as a mater of fact

    It's somewhat awkward, but grammatical.

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