I was spotting errors on a site But this one problem confuses me

You can get all the information that you want in this book.

The error was show to be "that."

So, the correct sentence was this:

You can get all the information you want in this book.

Was "that" wrongly used there?

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As a native speaker, I would say there is no difference, "that" certainly gets used in those types of situations

All the things that you need
Some of the things that you like
Somethings that have fur

the that is optional which is probably why it's marked as an error since that can be dropped without lose of meaning.

  • Your statement that in this case (and in other cases) it's possible to omit "that" is also mentioned in English courses. Or at least I remember to have heard about this possibility in my high school's English courses.
    – user9470
    Feb 26, 2016 at 14:31
  • And by the way, do you think that my previous comment is grammatically and semantically correct?
    – user9470
    Feb 26, 2016 at 14:33
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    Yes, your comment and your comment question are both correct and both sound native. I was going to respond "We all have to learn somewhere"
    – Peter
    Feb 26, 2016 at 14:37
  • Furry Somethings. Sounds like a new fad.Collect them all. Jun 8, 2017 at 19:33
  • @Tᴚoɯɐuo We're too late, could have made a fortune: Furbies
    – Peter
    Jun 9, 2017 at 0:17

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