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I have this bad writing habit, I use the word 'that' so many times. I know it is grammatically valid, but using 'that' too often is not good. But I don't know in which sentences I can remove the word 'that'.

I'm more concerned with spoken english, not written English. So in spoken, I think it doesn't have to be perfectly correct and sometimes 'that' can be removed without altering the meaning of the sentence. Can you tell me when 'that' can be removed? I'm looking for people to point out a few sentences where 'that' can be removed and a explanation of why the removing is necessary.

I believe 'that' can be removed in all these sentences without changing the meaning.

Another question I have, whether these 'that' are must based where it is used? I mean if I use these sentences in a official letter without "that", is that acceptable? If use these sentences in a story without "that", is that acceptable?

  1. It's the same girl that we saw in the family photo

  2. Alex understands that he's protected by his family.

  3. I came to know that you got stuck in the traffic.

  4. Many people started saying that they saw ghost.

  5. Okay, the reason I'm helping you is that I need help from you.

I have this bad writing habit, I use the word 'that' so many times. I know it is grammatically valid, but using 'that' too often is not good. But I don't know in which sentences I can remove the word 'that'.

I'm more concerned with spoken english, not written English. So in spoken, I think it doesn't have to be perfectly correct and sometimes 'that' can be removed without altering the meaning of the sentence. Can you tell me when 'that' can be removed? I'm looking for people to point out a few sentences where 'that' can be removed and a explanation of why the removing is necessary.

  1. It's the same girl that we saw in the family photo

  2. Alex understands that he's protected by his family.

  3. I came to know that you got stuck in the traffic.

  4. Many people started saying that they saw ghost.

  5. Okay, the reason I'm helping you is that I need help from you.

I have this bad writing habit, I use the word 'that' so many times. I know it is grammatically valid, but using 'that' too often is not good. But I don't know in which sentences I can remove the word 'that'.

I'm more concerned with spoken english, not written English. So in spoken, I think it doesn't have to be perfectly correct and sometimes 'that' can be removed without altering the meaning of the sentence. Can you tell me when 'that' can be removed? I'm looking for people to point out a few sentences where 'that' can be removed and a explanation of why the removing is necessary.

I believe 'that' can be removed in all these sentences without changing the meaning.

Another question I have, whether these 'that' are must based where it is used? I mean if I use these sentences in a official letter without "that", is that acceptable? If use these sentences in a story without "that", is that acceptable?

  1. It's the same girl that we saw in the family photo

  2. Alex understands that he's protected by his family.

  3. I came to know that you got stuck in the traffic.

  4. Many people started saying that they saw ghost.

  5. Okay, the reason I'm helping you is that I need help from you.

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I have this bad writing habit, I use the word 'that' so many times. I know it is grammatically valid, but using 'that' too often is not good. But I don't know in which sentences I can remove the word 'that'.

I'm more concerned with spoken english, not written English. So in spoken, I think it doesn't have to be perfectly correct and sometimes 'that' can be removed without altering the meaning of the sentence. Can you tell me when 'that' can be removed? I'm looking for people to point out a few sentences where 'that' can be removed and a explanation of why the removing is necessary.

  1. David, you and John goIt's the same girl that waywe saw in the family photo

  2. Monkeys are the short animalsAlex understands that he's protected by his family.

  3. I came to know that you all sawgot stuck in the zootraffic.

  4. How do they knowMany people started saying that we were in theatre?they saw ghost.

  5. WhatOkay, the hellreason I'm helping you is that? I need help from you.

I have this bad writing habit, I use the word 'that' so many times. I know it is grammatically valid, but using 'that' too often is not good. But I don't know in which sentences I can remove the word 'that'.

I'm more concerned with spoken english, not written English. So in spoken, I think it doesn't have to be perfectly correct and sometimes 'that' can be removed without altering the meaning of the sentence. Can you tell me when 'that' can be removed? I'm looking for people to point out a few sentences where 'that' can be removed and a explanation of why the removing is necessary.

  1. David, you and John go that way

  2. Monkeys are the short animals that you all saw in the zoo.

  3. How do they know that we were in theatre?

  4. What the hell is that?

I have this bad writing habit, I use the word 'that' so many times. I know it is grammatically valid, but using 'that' too often is not good. But I don't know in which sentences I can remove the word 'that'.

I'm more concerned with spoken english, not written English. So in spoken, I think it doesn't have to be perfectly correct and sometimes 'that' can be removed without altering the meaning of the sentence. Can you tell me when 'that' can be removed? I'm looking for people to point out a few sentences where 'that' can be removed and a explanation of why the removing is necessary.

  1. It's the same girl that we saw in the family photo

  2. Alex understands that he's protected by his family.

  3. I came to know that you got stuck in the traffic.

  4. Many people started saying that they saw ghost.

  5. Okay, the reason I'm helping you is that I need help from you.

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I'm not expecting to correct these sentences, not proof reading. I just put all those sentences because to show how bad my writing is with frequent use of 'that'. And also I'm just looking for people to point out a few (not all) sentences where that'that' can be removed and a explanation of why the removing is necessary.

  1. It's the same girl that we saw in the family photo

  2. Alex understands that he's protected by his family.

  3. I shouldn't have asked like that.

  4. Hear that?

  5. David, you and John go that way

  6. Don't look at that.

  7. I'm little scared, that's all.

  8. This is the medicine injected to you yesterday, and that caused you to get well.

  9. I came to know that you got stuck in the traffic.

  10. I came to know you had an accident, and that's why I'm here.

  11. Yes, I saw that.

  12. Monkeys are the short animals that you all saw in the zoo.

  13. Many people started saying that they saw ghost.

  14. Okay, the reason I'm helping you is that I need help from you.

  15. Don't think like that, you'll pass the exam.

  16. What's that on your head?

  17. I'll you that later.

  18. how they know that we're here?

  19. You should see him after he takes that shot (vodka).

  20. it's not like that. You misunderstood me.

  21. What's that? Is that medicine?

  22. Yes, that's medicine.

  23. He tries to make the team members to work hard, so that he can get promoted.

  24. I think that's the place we should go.

  25. How do they know that we were in theatre?

  26. What the hell is that?

Avoid the use of 'that' so frequently

I have this bad writing skill, I use the word 'that' so many times. I know all these are grammatically valid. But too much use of 'that' is not good. But I don't know in which sentences I can remove the word 'that'.

Most of these sentence are for spoke english, not for written English. So in spoken, I think it doesn't have to be perfectly correct and some of these 'that' can be removed without altering the meaning of the sentence. Can you tell me which one of these 'that' can be removed?

I'm not expecting to correct these sentences, not proof reading. I just put all those sentences because to show how bad my writing is with frequent use of 'that'. And also I'm just looking for people to point out few (not all) sentences where that can be removed and a explanation of why the removing is necessary.

  1. It's the same girl that we saw in the family photo

  2. Alex understands that he's protected by his family.

  3. I shouldn't have asked like that.

  4. Hear that?

  5. David, you and John go that way

  6. Don't look at that.

  7. I'm little scared, that's all.

  8. This is the medicine injected to you yesterday, and that caused you to get well.

  9. I came to know that you got stuck in the traffic.

  10. I came to know you had an accident, and that's why I'm here.

  11. Yes, I saw that.

  12. Monkeys are the short animals that you all saw in the zoo.

  13. Many people started saying that they saw ghost.

  14. Okay, the reason I'm helping you is that I need help from you.

  15. Don't think like that, you'll pass the exam.

  16. What's that on your head?

  17. I'll you that later.

  18. how they know that we're here?

  19. You should see him after he takes that shot (vodka).

  20. it's not like that. You misunderstood me.

  21. What's that? Is that medicine?

  22. Yes, that's medicine.

  23. He tries to make the team members to work hard, so that he can get promoted.

  24. I think that's the place we should go.

  25. How do they know that we were in theatre?

  26. What the hell is that?

When can I remove the word "that" in a sentence?

I have this bad writing habit, I use the word 'that' so many times. I know it is grammatically valid, but using 'that' too often is not good. But I don't know in which sentences I can remove the word 'that'.

I'm more concerned with spoken english, not written English. So in spoken, I think it doesn't have to be perfectly correct and sometimes 'that' can be removed without altering the meaning of the sentence. Can you tell me when 'that' can be removed? I'm looking for people to point out a few sentences where 'that' can be removed and a explanation of why the removing is necessary.

  1. David, you and John go that way

  2. Monkeys are the short animals that you all saw in the zoo.

  3. How do they know that we were in theatre?

  4. What the hell is that?

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