He is going to cut the part of hair (that) he dyed purple a few months ago in a barber shop.

I bracketed that cause it seems like placing that is optional,
if I omit the relative pronoun in this sentence ,
does he dyed purple a few months ago still act as an relative clause?

If we have that here, I can easily understand that:
He dyed part of his hair purple in a barber shop, and he is going to cut it,cause the PP in a barber shop belongs to the relative clause.

But if we don't have that in the sentence, will the meaning of the sentence slightly change? By which I mean would another interpretation appear without the presence of that?

Another interpretation could be: Part of his hair is dyed purple a few months ago, and he is going to cut it in a barber shop?

  • "That" is optional here. – user178049 Feb 23 '19 at 8:51

A jounalist told me just a few months ago when reading something I'd written that 'that' can be ommitted about 75% of the time where it is used. It had never occurred to me before, but she was right.

So yes, 'that' is optional. And if a word is optional, in many circumstances it is better to omit it.

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