Are there rules about using “that” to join two clauses?
"That" is a very difficult word for me. I keep feeling compelled to add it in just about any sentence in which I talk about an action or state something I believe/think.
I think that you're wrong.
I hope that the company will get back to what they do best and come up with a proper keyboard next time.
And don’t tell me that the price is justified.
But I doubt that they have any programmers working on this.
All these constructions make sense without the "that", don't they? So then why do I feel this compulsion to add it?
Am I a "that" junkie? ::- D. Is there such a thing as a "that" junkie? ::- >.