supports that

This entry was created in response to a student writing:

However, Ellis (2002) supports that formal grammar teaching has a delayed effect on language teaching.

The re-usable link is https://ske.li/supportthenthat and it looks like this:

However, looking at instances of support the N that in the corpus shows that with this pattern nouns like evidence or theory (or just this) are far more likely. This might be worth pointing out. A link to relevant lines is https://ske.li/evidence_support and looks like this: 

It is possible to highlight the collocation of evidence with support the N that, as shown in these lines – https://ske.li/evidence_supportthat. They look like this: 

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