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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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Can “that” be used here?

I encountered a sentence like this: Last term our maths teacher set so difficult an examination problem _____ none of us worked out. The answer says an "as" is a proper word here instead of "that"....
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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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What is difference between that and without that [duplicate]

For example: Word-list of words I don't know. Word-list of words that I don't know. Another example: Books that I loved. Books I loved.
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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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One of the things that I hate is that some people like to spread rumors

"One of the things that I hate is that some people like to spread rumors." Hi there :), 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 ...
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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

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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Is omitting “that” in those sentences possible? [duplicate]

It is said that travel broadens the mind. It is widely believed that rice originated in the regions of China. Is it okay if I omit "that" in these sentences? I don't think it's necessary to use "...
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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?

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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How to choose between “where” and “when” after the expression “There hasn't been a moment…”?

There hasn't been a moment where/when science has ceased to amaze me. What do I choose? I have also seen use of "that" in some cases: There hasn't been a time that I haven't loved you.
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Can you help me to figure out “that of”?

"English grammar has been closely bound up with that of Latin since the 16th century, when English first began to be taught in schools." I have no idea of "that of" in this sentence. Can anyone ...
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What does “that” refer to in “Instagram is an online photo-sharing and social networking service that enables…”?

What does the word "that" in the sentence refer to? Instagram is an online photo-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures, apply digital filters to it...
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About the use of “that”

I have a very quick question that makes me stuck when I read magazines in particular. The issue is the usage of that. I am totally aware of its usage in some examples but in some cases, it makes me ...
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“… similar to what …”

"A high school, a private hospital and several apartment blocks are among the buildings identified with combustible cladding similar to what fuelled the Grenfell Tower fire." I read this sentence and ...
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Use of “that” versus “about”

Recently, a student wrote the following sentence: Despite Dr.Guitierrez’s assertion that Tina was bit by a lizard, he knew that he was wrong to assure the Bowmans about lizards bite children ...
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Should I use make or makes after 'that'

To set global allowance we need to type one or two values that make(s) up the allowance
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do you know that / do you know if

Do you know that he will be our coach? Do you know if he will be our coach? I think both sentences are grammatically ok, just meaning two different things. In the first sentence, it's decided that ...
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What does the lady think (that) has happened to Lorna?

What does the lady think (that) has happened to Lorna? Please, can you tell me if "that" has to be omitted or is it optional in this question? I think it is optional, but sounds odds and unnatural, ...
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Here’s the note which I think (that?) he said (that?) she wrote

Is the following sentence grammatical? "Here’s the note which I think that he said that she wrote" Otherwise, I suspect neither that should appear, am I right?
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Is it who, whom or, that?

For the phrase, "... more than those that have come before." what is most correct? Is it who, whom or, that?
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That we know of yet

The movie 'Lady Bird' has this conversation: (Please click on it and listen to the clip starting at 2:16) Christine McPherson: What I'd really like is to be on Math Olympiad. Teacher: But math isn't ...
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Usage and grammar of that

I googled about usage and grammar of that. There are several usages First, as an objective. For example, I think that it is not a good idea. Second, as a subjective, such as That he choose to take a ...
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Can 'That" Be omitted in this sentence [duplicate]

Senator Mike Pencil announced today that the Florida State Senate passed legislation... *Edit: It's a specific example that I don't see an answer for in another post.
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The necessity of the word “that” [closed]

Which of the sentences is correct? It will expect the client has 1 page. It will expect that the client has 1 page. It will expect the client has 1 a page. It will expect that the client has a 1 page....
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Correct way to write these sentences? Which or that? [duplicate]

Should I use "which" or "that" in these sentences. I appreciate they are virtually the same sentence. I don't think it makes a difference here but I speak/write British English (not American English). ...
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Subjunctive questions

Do I need to add ‘that’? Is it neccesary? She demands that he go to the mall. She demands he go to the mall. Which one is proper? I thought that he was tired. I thought he were tired. There are ...
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Confusion in the usage of the conjunction word “that”

I read an article on the National Geographic website: In this sentence: We reach the water and I try to swim – but the water is so salty I just float on the surface. Cannot we use "that" ...
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Using 'that' to refer to a clause

I was studying about the uses of that where I stumbled upon this common mistake pertinent to the use of 'that'. For e.g: The goalkeeper blocked two penalty kicks in the second half, and that ...
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Can I go without using “that” in this type of sentences? [duplicate]

Example sentences: You can only see pictures [that] they have picked. I've got those letters [that] she sent me. I don't like "that", but without it it feels like something is missing. Thank you.
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“The place where is near my apartment” - Why can't we use 'where' there? [duplicate]

This question here asks about where as a subject in relative clauses: Can "where" ever be used as the subject of a relative/adjective clause? As can be seen from my specific questions at ...
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Using 'that' with 'who', 'whom', 'which' [duplicate]

A child that, who becomes A child that becomes A child who becomes A child who, that becomes Which is more appropriate and which ones are wrong if any? The problem is not if they are ...
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“Hotel & Companies **that** we work with” VS “Hotel & Companies we work with”

'Hotels & Companies that we work with, in the UAE' I have been told that I should not use that as it hampers the readability. Any Suggestions! Is it really wrong to use that in the above example?...
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What is the mistake in “There are many Danes who speak English”?

My students — Danish high school, year 13 — have to identify and explain mistakes in sentences. I have corrected so many, I cannot find the problem in this one: There are many Danes who speak ...
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Can both “that”-s be dropped in “Here's the email that he sent that I mentioned”? [closed]

Can both that-s be dropped in "Here's the email that he sent that I mentioned"? Is this grammatical: "Here's the email he sent I mentioned"?
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What does this “that” mean?

What does this "that" mean? I don't think this "that" is both a relative pronoun and a noun clause. "Exactly how do I care about her, that I'm letting this weigh me down so much?" Thank you.
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Why does my grammar book say “whom” is more correct than “that” in this example sentence?

According to a grammar book, it is incorrect to state "The company directors realized too late that the man that they had just brought in was unsuited to do the job." They claim it is better to state: ...
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the usage of “such that”

I looked up the usage of "such that" in the dictionary, it says: "such that, so that: used to express purpose or result: power such that it was effortless" if the subordinate clause following "such ...