I want to say that the following quotes are "motivational quotes that I like".

Is it proper to use "that I like" as an adjective to "motivational quotes" ? It seems to be okay as far as I know.

Is there another way to express this idea in more concise manner? I feel that adding "that" seems to make a sentence longer and more verbose. For example, I could try to express this way: "Here are my favorite motivational quotes"?

Thank you for any suggestion!


that I like is a relative clause that identifies the particular quotes that you like. It is not unusual to omit the relative pronoun that in spoken English, so it is possible say

Here are some motivational quotes I like

Personally, I think that it is clearer to include the relative pronoun, especially in written English.

As an alternative, you could say

Here are my favourite motivational quotes.

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I think you could use "motivational quotes I like".

'That' can be dropped after reporting verbs such as say (that), tell someone (that), regret (that), imply (that), etc.

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    Please edit to include an explanation of why this is correct; answers without explanation do not teach the patterns of the language well. – Nathan Tuggy Jun 2 '16 at 18:33

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