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correct usage of "that"

Is this sentence using "that" correctly? Is it correct? It's a story about the brotherhood of people, that we are all children of the same land. Can a conjunction be dropped in these types ...
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What are the linkers in these sentences?

The army has previously rejected Khan’s claims it had anything to do with past purported attempts on his life. What is the Linker in this sentence? I have noticed many sentences like- I said it was ...
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Can the word 'that' be a preposition?

Here are some example sentences: The problem is that you are lazy. The obvious disadvantage of this approach is that you have to know LaTeX. In these sentences what part of speech is the word 'that'...
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"The reason I wear glasses is <so that> <so> I can see clearly."

wordreference.com: (1) The reason I wear glasses is so that I can see clearly. my variant: (2) The reason I wear glasses is so I can see clearly. Is (2) correct?
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He was so angry that he could not speak. (so, that)

He was so angry that he could not speak. He was so angry he could not speak. We learn the 'that' is optonal. But I wonder if there is any nuance difference between w/ that or w/o that. For example, &...
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When should I make a pause: before or after "that"?

Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems to me that it would be harder to study chemistry or physics without a teacher's guidance than painting. I've always thought that I should say like "it seems to me ...
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Over use of 'that' on Grammarly

It has been strongly suggested that we use Grammarly for correspondence at work, and I find some of the corrections it provides unnecessary. Grammarly frequently insists I use the word 'that' where I ...
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Why doesn't this sentence include "who" or "that"? "...present to some people {who} we hope..." [duplicate]

I'm going to present to some people we hope will become investors. I think the sentence should be changed into one below. I'm going to present to some people [who] we hope will become investors. I ...
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Using a comma with "and that" and so then" (adverb vs conjunctions): The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter

I saw many examples using "and that". I was confused with the use of a comma before it in the middle of the sentence. In the case of independent sentences, some examples do not have a come ...
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substituting "that is" with a comma

Her necklace is made of gems from the Collin island girt with minerals Is this sentence as such correct with respect to grammar and punctuation? Should there be a comma next to "island?" ...
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"There are two "that" in one sentence, what's the second "that" refers to?

I see this sentence in my book: User interface configuration files like the one you just saved in the preceding section can be imported into Word 2010 and later on any other PC. Importing wipes out ...
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"that" omission

Is it good style to omit the first "that" in the following sentences? He now knows that the world is his oyster and that he has more options than he would have once believed. He believes ...
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Insist (that) something should be done

Fowler reads You can insist that something be done (subjunctive with that optionally omitted) or that something should be done. Isn't that also optional in the version with should then?
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Things he knew were not true, (that) he knew could not be true

Things he knew were not true, (that) he knew could not be true Is it grammatical to leave out that here?
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omission of the second "that"

Can the second "that" be omitted in the following? My teacher tells me that there is not much time and that I should study hard.
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In what condition we're allowed to omit "that"?

I'm confused whether to put "that" or omit it. Here's the sentence I want to build: Without that Until the eighteenth century, charcoal was the chief fuel used in blast furnaces, as well ...
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She did nothing except that she complained

BUT (conjunction) except: She did nothing but complain (= She did nothing except that she complained). https://www.wordreference.com/definition/but Is the paraphrase given adequate in modern English?
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Can {that} be used as "which" and "where" in the same sentence?

Consider the following sentence: If you use {foreign word} with {the equivalent of "in"} then what you're referring to is a place that you're familiar with, one that you probably love and ...
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Which one is the better form to use with `whether`?

My question is whether... Or My question is that whether... Which one can be the best option? For example, let’s say: My question is (that?) whether they have everything copied or not... If it ...
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what does this 'that' mean in this sentence?

I'd like to ask a question about the 'that' in the following sentence. There are various phony research institutes dedicated to convincing people that global warming is a myth, which were set up by ...
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"says so vs says that ..."

I just wanted to ask if these sentences mean the same thing. She always shows up right when she's said she'll. For me, this sentence is clearly understood. But: She always shows up right when she's ...
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The function of “that” in the sentence

So I understand that comma should not be added before a “that” when it serves as a relative pronoun or conjunction. But I just encountered this sentence: “I noticed right away how meticulous he was, ...
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Use of "that": They called and told me (that?) I will need to take a helicopter [duplicate]

In the following sentence, is it better to use or omit the word 'that'? They called and told me (that?) I will need to take a helicopter. After reading Can we say "He is a friend of mine I love&...
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In which position should "that" go?

Which of the following sentences is correct? A. An oven that clean itself is very handy. B. An oven clean itself that is very handy. If there is any wrong sentence, then explain it with some ...
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Using 'What' As A Relative Pronoun

I have an issue where some ESL students frequently use 'what' in sentences like this i.e. 'It was the first cake what I tried.' (I always prefer 'that' to which in sentences like this.) I at first ...
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Can I drop 'That' in the following sentence?

Should I include "That" before "comes" in the following sentence? My colleague says in some places "That" can be dropped. Which one is correct? What’s better than a price hike that comes with an ...
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Can we say "He is a friend of mine I love" instead of "He is a friend of mine who/that I love"?

To mean "He is a friend of mine who I love" or "He is a friend of mine that I love", can I say "He is a friend of mine I love"? When I omit "who" or "that" in that sentence, it sounds wrong to me. I ...
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grammar structure about Clause

Could help to explain below sentence structure? "The insect repellent that prevents bug bites has its shortcomings." Because I saw "The insect repellent" to be the subject and "the prevents bug ...
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Confustion regarding usage of "that" vs "that the" in sentence

I am confused on the correct usage of "that" vs "that the", and with my Google-fu being weak on how to find more information on this, I am stuck in trying to figure out which of one the following ...
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Is "that" needed in "I saw that you were waiting..."?

Can someone confirm with me for these sentences "I saw you were waiting for the bus" — incorrect "I saw that you were waiting for the bus" — correct Am I right?
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Should I put that before a clause or not?

I don't know which of these sentences is correct? There'd be a day we meet again. or There'd be a day that we meet again. I mean when should I use "that" before the clause?
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Why the answer is "that" in "The area that the city now occupies..."?

Here is my test: The area ....... the city now occupies was originally swampland. A. that B. where C. on which D. on that I chose B, but the answer is A. Can you explain it to me?
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is this sentence from "baby honey(the Pastel's song),an example of good english grammar

There is magic in her beautiful eyes Justify the tears I’ve cried found this sentence in the pastel's song" baby honey " ,I know that songs are not always the best example of "good grammar" but the ...
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With or without "that"/"which"

I'm trying to understand something about the following sentence: The graph highlights data about how much gas was produced in Russia between 2003 and 2008. Would it be correct to include "that" or "...
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There or That. In the text below, how should I write this sentence?

I am doubtful as I describe the following phrase: Seeing is believing - that's an old saying. Or should I describe it as: Seeing is believing - there is an old saying.
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What does "was so that" mean?

What does "was so that" mean in the following sentence, The reason for coconuts was so that we would all have something to eat. (source: Shadow and the coconut caper written by Richard Hays) ? ...
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Is this sentence missing the relative pronoun "that"?

He will support whichever candidate wins. (source) This sentence strikes me as missing a relative pronoun. I thought it should read: He will support whichever candidate that wins. Per relative ...
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Why without 'that' or comma between 'chances are' 'it involves'? And why 'fall on'?

Why without comma or point between 'chances are' 'it involves'? But whichever side people fall on -- a big breakfast or small one -- chances are it involves a cup of coffee or tea.
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What's the use of "that" in this case?

What's the difference between the two? You know that it is true. You know it is true. Are those the same perfectly in conversation?
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The movie THAT I want to see is called ... or... the movie I want to see is called [duplicate]

The movie that I want to see is called... or The movie I want to see is called.... From reading up on it I understand that both are grammatically correct, but why is the one without that used ...
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omitting "that" is "so ... that ..."

Is it considered informal to omit "that" in "so ... that ..."? What would style guides say about the following? John is so intelligent (that) he can learn any language in two months. If this ...
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Can "when" also be used with "that"?

There was a time when my brothers played with me that I felt unhappy. Is this sentence grammatically legal? I know the sentence would be more concise if it was just "There was a time when my brothers ...
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What are you sorry that you couldn't do?

Is it possible to ask about the part after "that" ? What are you sorry that you couldn't do? Where are you happy that you will go? What friend of yours are you happy will come to visit ...
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He believes that the world is round OR He believes the world is round

Which of the following sentences look better in formal writing: "He believes that the world is round" OR "He believes the world is round"
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The town I was born in vs. The town that I was born in

As examples which ones correct of following ? The town I was born in had a tree. The town that I was born in had a tree ? The town which I was born in had a tree ?
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One sentence seems to be two sentences

There seem to be 2 sentences in the following. " He recently noticed something abnormal about the way this present generation of teens is developing." "He recently noticed something abnormal about the ...
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Do I have to use multiple "that"s for the multiple clauses?

Which is correct between the followings? We assume that (clause), and that (clause). We assume that (clause), and (clause). My sentence is as follows: We define a function f with respect ...
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“Hope (this or it) helps?

Just wondering what's more appropriate, after reading this conversation It's "Hope it helps" correct? or better "Hope this helps"? Practically, is better to use it or this? Or it may depend if we ...
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Difference between "That I brought" vs "I brought"

What is the difference between these two sentences? This is a book that I brought from the library. This is a book I brought from the library. Do both work? If so why do they both work?
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What difference does the placement of “that” make?

Consider the following sentences: See the experiments reported in the chapters related to machine learning. See the experiments that are reported in the chapters related to machine learning. See the ...
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