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“I don't think that that can be done” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you handle “that that”? The double “that” problem Is there something wrong with this sentence? "I don't think that that can be done." It ...
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Is it correct to use a double “that” in a sentence? [duplicate]

Is it correct to use a double “that” in a sentence? For example, I saw the following sentence in a book, and wondered whether it is correct: If I do nothing else in Wallace, I want to teach my ...
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Better use of “that that” — or not [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you handle “that that”? The double “that” problem I sometimes seem to write myself into using 2 thats in succession, as in: "Now that that ...
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Use of the word “That” twice in a row [duplicate]

Tom believes that that tree bears fruit. What is it called when two "that's" are used in a row when only one is needed?
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Using “that” 2 times in a sentence next to itself [duplicate]

Can I use "that" 2 times in a sentence next to itself?
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Two consecutive “that”, “that that” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you handle “that that”? The double “that” problem I've encountered this sentence in a technical book: A browsing context has a session ...
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which is better, that that or that [duplicate]

Which is better, "Bob knows that that is wrong" or "Bob knows that is wrong"? It seems to me that the first "that" is acting as the relation between Bob and the thing that is wrong, while the second "...
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how to punctuate that that in a sentence [duplicate]

Should you use a comma between the two "that that's" in a sentence as in "that that might be a consideration" or not?
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Indirect Speech: they said that that change… is correct? [duplicate]

I want to transform this sentence "This change is good" - Teachers to indirect speech: The teachers said that that change was good. Is this sentences correct? Can I use double that?
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Omitting “that” when connecting clauses [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Use of “that” in a sentence How do you handle “that that”? The double “that” problem What exactly is the recommendation, when I'm ...
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Longest sentence yet (Text Analysis). How do we decompile this sentence? [duplicate]

> Context: On the other hand, Italian writers did well to draw on the Tuscan vernacular rather than the other vernaculars of Italy [1250] for the reasons that everyone knows and which we have stated ...
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Is it OK to use two consecutive 'that' in a sentence? [duplicate]

Is the usage of 2 consecutive 'that' in the following sentence correct, because it looks a bit odd? Should these be separated by comma perhaps? "While I agree that strength and size definitely gives ...
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Is repeating the word “that” ok, if it is technically, grammatically correct? [duplicate]

E.g.: "... with all the sustainability considerations that that entails." If I'm correct, the above example is relative pronoun followed by pronoun - it just happens to be the same word for both ...
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Can I use “that that” in a sentence? [duplicate]

A question was asked in the meta of Skeptics.SE about an old question and the OP said that the question would be closed if posted today. I wanted to ask them why do they think that the question would ...
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what is the meaning these below mentioned 5 thats? [duplicate]

The teacher said that that that that that boy used was wrong. Please, briefly explain above stated sentence.
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What is the term for the double consecutive use of a word with stress on one of the words to alter its severity?

What is the term when a word is used consecutively twice, with intentional stress placed on the first word, as a means to alter the severity of the word's meaning? I am not referring to a past ...
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Using “to” twice in a row

In the sentence "Who should I talk to to learn about that?" my grammar checker says I have a repeated word. I admit that it sounds a little awkward, but I'm not sure it's incorrect. I realize I could ...
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Using “that” (or any other word) three consecutive times [closed]

Is it ever correct to use the word that (or any other word) three consecutive times? For example, By reading Nietzsche I learned that that that does not kill me makes me stronger.
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Rules about prepositions and duplicating 'to'

On occasion, I end up writing sentences that contain a duplicate word, often what is probably a preposition (or better yet, an adposition). The specific example that I just ran into involves a ...
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“That that” vs. “that” [closed]

Is "that that" or "that, that" redundant in sentences such as this: The reason we are late is that that we had an accident. or The reason we are late is that, that we had an accident. Is it ok ...
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Is it grammatically acceptable to start a sentence with “That that…”

This is something that I've recently had someone tell me is not grammatically correct. Now, to be honest, it's not something I would likely ever use in everyday language but that doesn't necessarily ...
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Can you always replace “that that” with “which that”?

At least I haven't yet been able to imagine a context in which there is a clear semantic difference between "that that" and "which that". No hardware warnings, either. I've always been a bit troubled ...
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I need help to see if this sentence is in correct format

I suggest that that is the solution we propose. I read this in a book and I'm not sure if there is supposed to be two thats. I've read it over and over again and I can't decide if it is correct or ...