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Such paraphrases highlight the fact that two predications are expressed in [5], for now they are located in separate clauses.

( Quoted from CGEL P. 218)

Context:

[5] i Ed seemed quite competent.

ii She considered Ed quite competent.

[6] i It seemed that Ed was quite competent.

ii She considered that Ed was quite competent.

Such paraphrases highlight the fact that two predications are expressed in [5], for now they are located in separate clauses.

Question:

Is a "and" needed here? I read it as a coordination construction in apposition to "fact" ( or in terms of this work , complement of "fact"):

Such paraphrases highlight the fact that (two predications are expressed in [5], and for now they are located in separate clauses.)

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