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CMS: The Curious Case of “Because of”

The phrase "because of" is commonly thought of as a preposition; by itself, "because" is also considered by some to be a subordinating conjunction. The Chicago Manual of Style doesn't capitalize any ...
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“If” and “Whether” - Is interrogative IF always replacable by WHETHER?

I am asking here specifically about if and whether when they introduce embedded questions (or to be more tachnically accurate, subordinate interrogative clauses): I don't know if Bob's here. I don't ...
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“What kind of person THAT I am”

I have a question about the following sentence: I think that I know what kind of person I am. Does it make sense, still have the same meaning and is it gramatically correct if I say: I think ...
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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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'I'm sure your friends will likely call you on your birthday.' Is “that” required? [duplicate]

Could someone please help me. I was wondering if I have to use "that" in the following sentence: I'm sure your friends will likely call you on your birthday. Should there be a "that" between sure ...
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Use of then as a dependent conjunction [duplicate]

First of all, I understand that then cannot be used as a conjunction with simply a comma (lacking a semicolon or start of new sentence) to connect two independent clauses and that a semicolon or a ...
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Part of speech of “that” [closed]

In the phrase: He demonstrated that he was true What word class does that belong to? In general, which word classes can it belong to? For example, relative pronoun, determiner, ... THX
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How to use “that”

The following passage comes from a CNN article: Ryan's comments come as one senior House GOP member told CNN enough House Republicans are likely to agree to a push for legislation that would ban ...