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Are there rules about using “that” to join two clauses?

I have seen the car that they bought.

There is more than one option that they can take.

Which is correct?

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Both examples are correct; both would be correct without the "that". But there are many questions about that on this site; yours is a duplicate. –  Mr Lister Oct 25 '12 at 7:52
    
In this case "that" is synonymous with "which". –  SF. Oct 25 '12 at 7:57
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Both your examples are grammatical. However, that may be omitted from this kind of relative clause when, as in your examples, it is the object.

(You will see that I have edited the title of your question. It’s important to learn the difference between the present participle (confusing) and the past participle (confused).

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