Take the 2-minute tour ×
English Language & Usage Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

This question already has an answer here:

"We all know running has health benefits" isn't how I would write the sentence (I'd probably say "We all know that running offers many health benefits"), but is it formally incorrect? I want to say that you really need the "that" after "we all know," but I'm not sure.

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by FumbleFingers, Matt Эллен, Hellion, user49727, choster Sep 25 '13 at 22:20

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

    
[on hold] the word that can be omitted where it introduces a subordinate clause, as in your case. –  user51029 Sep 20 '13 at 22:57
1  
...though it's not always advisable: We all assumed sitting positions were acceptable. –  Edwin Ashworth Sep 20 '13 at 23:15

1 Answer 1

It's not necessary to use "that" here and then also the sentence would be formally correct. Both ways, the sentence is correct..

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.