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I'm sorry THAT I didn't hear you [closed]

Is it wrong to put 'that' after I'm sorry in "I'm sorry THAT I didn't hear you"?
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Does taking elements out of a that-clause change the meaning?

Example sentences I came up with: A) He told me that I had to do it despite not wanting to. B) He told me that, despite not wanting to, I had to do it. C) Despite not wanting to, he told me that I ...
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Why the indefinite article is used with a proper name?

Reading Dune by Frank Herbert, I came across a sentence – That drunken fool of an Idaho! I know that this type of expression is usually used to render rebuke, scorn, contempt and what not. But I am ...
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'greater that' instead of 'greater than' - typo, autocorrect or new usage? [closed]

I regularly see people on the web type things like 'The health benefits of cycling are greater that the risks of being sedentary', where to me that should be 'greater than'. It seems like an odd typo ...
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Can anyone tell the function of "that" in the following sentence?

The Mona Lisa is a beautiful painting. However, it was the mystery behind the painting that intrigued people. In this sentence, can you identify what that is? Is that a relative pronoun or is the ...
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how to use "that" properly

We look forward to a revised proposal that the installation of lift will not lead to any loss of the school premises nor worsen the existing school environment. Is proposal that alright? Or is ...
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Using "that" with plural [duplicate]

I used the following grammar construction recently, and got corrected by someone: How many cards are that? Is using "that" when referring to multiple cards (a stack of cards) valid grammar?...
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When should I use "that" to linking phrases?

For example: I wish I was 16. I wish that I was 16. I know you love me. I know that you love. When would I put "that" or basically not put anything?
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"Expect": + that-clause vs + to-infinitive

In ‘I expect J will come’, you are simply saying you think he will, but in ‘I expect J to come’ you will be annoyed or disappointed if he does not. Instead of ‘expect something will not’ happen, you ...
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"They are" or "that they are"? [duplicate]

It's clear they are honest. vs. It's clear that they are honest. Is there a difference? Is one more correct than the other?
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Shall I put that/when in this sentence? [closed]

For your safety, you will only be given access to lifts and runs that/when your instructor determines you are capable of skiing safely. I was wondering if we put "that", which is a relative ...
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How does "that" work in this sentence by Ken Follett?

At the beginning of Ken Follett's book The Pillars of the Earth, he wrote: "It is in this rich tapestry, where kings and queens are corrupt, that the common man shows eternal promise -- and one ...
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Can we say: "I picked up that xxx"?

Would the following sentence still be grammatical if "information" is omitted? "I picked up information that oranges are bad for you." It's clear that what I've picked up is ...
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Could anyone tell the function of "that" in the following sentence?

The AirTag is also far from perfect. I wish they were louder — they are very quiet compared with Tiles — so playing sound wasn’t very helpful for finding them. I also did not love that for most ...
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"that that"?!? how to properly express doubt about a distance object?

How do you express that a particular-unknown/undefined item performed a action? Usually I would start my sentence with "I didn't knew that..." indicating a general unawareness. A possible ...
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How do you introduce a non-quote? [duplicate]

Initially, I drafted the following sentence. He argues we consistently make assumptions that are wrong. Later, because it looked like a quote, I added a comma. But, do I need a comma? He argues, we ...
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When does a pronoun function as demonstrative or relative?

A bold program was proposed in JFK's Rice University address, that of sending a man to the moon. I'd like to discuss a certain theory of historical progress today, that which is most famously ...
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Is this a proper usage of "that is"?

I've recently heard "that is" being used in a sentence with the following structure: Beethoven has created the masterpiece that is Symphony No. 5. This sentence feels a little bit awkward ...
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Is it "is" or "are" after "that" in the expression ...X of Y that is/are? Context provided in the question

I am aware of the solution using "can" or "will" to circumvent the issue, but I really want to know the answer. In the sentence below, "efficacy" is what "that" ...
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Why doesn't a that-clause follow "in spite of"?

I'm trying to think of an explanation as to why we don't use a that-clause after "in spite of". For example: In spite of the fact that I hadn't studied much for the exam, I passed it with ...
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relative pronoun 'which' vs 'that' [duplicate]

In this sentence, is there an error? In the name of revamping the law, investigation and trial should not be altered in a way which undermines the principles on which the judicial system was founded. ...
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What is the nature of That-complementizer here?

It was in 1945 that World World 2 ended. I think that is a complementizer, but I'm not sure of the nature of this complement. By nature I mean the part of speech of the complement clause and to what ...
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'The idea how/ the idea of how/ the idea that how' a recessive gene might become dominant

What word should come in place of (?) in the sentence below? Personally, I would use of or that.But I am not sure if these are correct or if I should forgo any word at all there. I would appreciate ...
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"that" as a determiner or complementizer

On projects in the built environment, people consider safety and functionality nonnegotiable. But the aesthetics of a new project―how it is designed―is too often considered irrelevant ― The question ...
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To keep or not to keep THAT is the question

Is it discretionary to drop "that" from the sentence below (and similar sentences)? The movie's script was so bad it blew. Or am I flouting some rule of grammar here? Thank you!
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Which + Noun : is a noun following after which?

Recently I have been learning SAT sentence correction, there is one sentence I don't quite understand. Here ... Begining in 1285, various commissions were set up in London to address the problem of ...
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the function of that other than leading clause?

A paragraph from a ACT reading test: I don't comprehend the sentence in blue bracket. Why is "that" at the beginning of the sentence while it is not a noun(subject) clause or sth?
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apposition clause and use of that

In the sentence below: "The other theory underlying Wright's design is that of organic architecture: that structure should appear to be an extension of their surroundings. " Question: I know ...
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the function of that [closed]

In the sentence below: Please tell me what does "that" function as here. I do not think it is a relative pronoun or something similar.
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How to parse A, B, or C that is D

Please consider this sentence "I will not engage in or undertake any other employment, occupation, consulting relationship, or commitment that is directly related to the business in which the ...
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Question on the comma placement in specific sentence

A comma before that seems to be very uncommon 1,2. But I am quite unsure about the following sentence: For each state and word, we calculate its orbit, that is, the set [... a mathematical formula ...
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When can I omit a redundant 'that'? [duplicate]

Can I omit a 'that' from the sentence I am confident that that can make me $50 so that it becomes I am confident that can make me $50 Please and thank you.
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proper use of 'that' demonstrative

I'm confused about how to use the 'that' demonstrative in the following sentence: Finally, in Part 4 we analysed the results that obtained in the parts mentioned above, and we showed further ...
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Can you prove that phrase "it's important that you to remove" is grammatically incorrect?

I found several times in books the structure with that-clause, where they put the infinitive with the particle "to" after "that". For example, from Advanced Apple Debugging & Reverse Engineering ...
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Is it informal to omit the word "that" when it's optional?

I know there have been many questions about omitting "that" or not, but none of them addressed formality. I am writing a thesis in Romania and my supervisor gave me some feedback in which, among other ...
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usage of that in "the bridge that artificial life"

"That chasm was life itself, the bridge that artificial life in which Aleksey Aleksandrovich had lived." This quote is from Anna Karenina written by Leo Tolstoy. I want to know how "that" is ...
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Can you say "that which" instead of "that that"?

Which is better: "...and it is that that is our 'result'" vs "...and it is that which is our 'result'"?
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Where to place commas when a possibly parenthetical phrase follows "that"

Which of these three options is correct and why? I've included my best guess as to why each one could be considered correct. He decided that despite the impending thunderstorm he was going to go for ...
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Is "that" necessary? One of the things that I hate is (that) some people like to spread rumors

I would like to know if it's okay to not put "that" after "is" One of the things that I hate is (that) some people like to spread rumors.
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Appositive or Complement?

The way (that) he eats amuses me. I found the way (that) leads out of here. I love ice-cream in the same way (that) I love my mom. 1) The part of speech of the word that is conjunction in ...
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Is the relative clause used correctly here?

Get a first-hand feel for the Nomad life with the knowledge that this team has a wealth of experience in dealing with international visitors. Is the part that this team has a wealth of experience ...
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Confusion on using this/that and that/those

I have confusion regarding the use of that/those and this/that properly. My first question: Jobs those are generally involved in a lot of repetitive work are boring. Jobs that are generally ...
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Tag questions following that-clauses [closed]

Can you explain the difference between the tag questions in these two sentences, only one referencing the initial agent? John thinks I will help them with that work, doesn't he? I think everybody ...
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Should I use suppose or suppose that?

Suppose G is finite. or Suppose that G is finite. whats the difference?
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Does "That" have to be next to the noun it modifies? [duplicate]

Inside a prep book the following sentence is WRONG on the grounds that "that" modifies the closest noun "home". John F. Kennedy, one of the most social U.S. presidents, held many parties in his ...
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Is it actually incorrect to follow certain verbs with a that-clause?

I found a webpage saying certain verbs are followed by infinitives rather than that-clauses. However, is it actually incorrect to use a that-clause with certain verbs, for example, with the verb "...
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Using "that" instead of "who", as a relative pronoun?

When referring to a person, why would anyone use "that" instead of "who"? For example: "The musician that won the award is very creative." instead of: "The musician who won the award is very creative....
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Can I answer someone's request with: "That, I can do."

A friend asks me to do a task, is it proper to reply "That, I can do" in speaking form? or Should I still say "I can do that" ? To provide more background, a friend asked me to do "A" task, but I did ...
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Why does "that" sound odd to me after "said" in these sentences with "as" and "like"?

You said that he would come to the party. He came to the party, as you said that he would. He came to the party, just as you said that he would. He came to the party, just like you said that he would. ...
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The "that" elimination problem

The sentence I marveled that you chuckled that I said "juxtaposition". suffers from "that" overload. We'd all agree. It's easy to slim either 'that'. Hence either I marveled you chuckled that I ...
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