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How do you handle “that that”? The double “that” problem

I sometimes seem to write myself into using 2 thats in succession, as in:

"Now that that issue has been resolved, we can move forward."

I am pretty sure that this is correct but is it bad form and should it be avoided?

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  • 9 times out of 10 you can just write / say a single that, and that's that. – FumbleFingers Apr 16 '11 at 20:18

It's not ungrammatical, but if it bothers you you could try:

Now that this issue has been resolved ...

Now that the issue has been resolved ...

Since the issue has been resolved ...

Given that the issue has been resolved ...

The issue has been resolved, so ...

And any number of alternate constructions.

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