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What is correct in English - “I am sorry it took so long” vs “I am sorry that it took so long” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there rules about using “that” to join two clauses? "I am sorry it took so long" "I am sorry that it took so long" Are both of these sentences correct? If ...
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“it seems” vs. “it seems that” [duplicate]

Is there a difference between using "it seems" and "it seems that" For example: "It seems that automatic restart is not happening now" "It seems automatic restart ...
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This means that or This means [duplicate]

I'm currently reworking my technical report and was wondering which of the following wordings is correct. If both are correct, which one is the better one? This means that the behavior of the cmd.exe ...
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“that” omission, subject-verb distance [duplicate]

when can we remove 'that'? I've heard different opinions I bought the book that is required for this course I bought the book required for this course I recommend that you take my advice I recommend ...
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Should I use the word “that” in a sentence when it is not required? [duplicate]

In this sentence My sister told me that she didn't want pancakes for breakfast. The sentence would still make sense even if the word "that" is taken out. How would one decide to use the word "...
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Is the word “that” overused? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Use of “that” in a sentence Is it wrong or in bad form to constantly use the word "that" when it can be omitted? The test that she took was so difficult that ...
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“To ensure” vs. “To ensure that” + subject + predicate [duplicate]

Is any of these two sentences incorrect: -(without that): "To ensure the voters are not influenced by mass-media, the campaign will end 7 days before the elections take place." -(with that): "To ...
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“I hope that my search ends now” or “I hope my search ends now”? [duplicate]

I was doing a question for Yahoo Answers and suddenly I can't choice. Maybe because I never study English(after elementary and high school), I don't know which is the right sentence? Of course I know ...
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“Make sure” vs. “Make sure that” [duplicate]

Is one more correct than the other? Make sure the part is connected to the widget. Make sure that the part is connected to the widget.
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I think/know vs. I think/know that [duplicate]

I wonder when verbs like think or know are followed by that; I encountered both forms, is there a difference? For example, I know that he did it. // I know he did it. Are the two sentences both ...
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Am I using “that” too often? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 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 ...
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Should this “that” be omitted? [duplicate]

Example sentence for the scenario I have in mind: We will bring the necessities that most people take for granted such as... Is "that" better left omitted, or would omitting "that" create a ...
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Use of the phrase “it seems” vs. “it seems that” [duplicate]

On another stackexchange site, I used the following phrasing: I want to do X. It seems I can only do so when Y. Someone edited the second sentence: It seems that I can only do so when Y. This ...
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Can you overuse the word “that”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there rules about using “that” to join two clauses? If a sentence makes sense to me without the word "that", I tend not to use it. However, I have recently ...
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How do I know when to eliminate the word “that” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there rules about using “that” to join two clauses? I see the word "that" used very frequently in newspaper articles. It usually is used after the word said. Some ...

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