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Necessity of “that” in these sentences

I marked these sentences as awkward without "that". Are they? I know it wasn't your fault (that) you were unable to find Benedict Hawking for me. and I suppose (that) since you did get that ...
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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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Do I have to use “that” in this sentence? [duplicate]

Do i need to use the "that" between brackets in this sentence or can I simply leave it out? "I was happy to read [THAT] there will be a variety of projects to work on in different industries" Thank ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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using “that is” in a sentence

I’m a bit confused about the use of “that is” to add explanatory info about what is being talked. Also, can I also use it when the noun deserving explanation is plural? Here an example: Encircling ...
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“Belief p” vs. “belief that p”

There is a difference between A believes P. >>> Alan believes what you say. and A believes that p. >>> Alan believes that she will come back. It is thus common in philosophical texts to ...
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Is “that” optional in these sentences? If not, does each mean the same?

My experience working in the justice system and first year of law school have convinced me that my legal future lies in criminal litigation. OR My experience working in the justice system and first ...
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Can I replace 'whom' with 'that'? [duplicate]

Can I say Mr. Smith is a teacher that I really like. OR Mr. Smith is a teacher whom I really like.
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Can there be a sentence after comma + that?

This is the sentence in question: To research the book, See traveled to a remote area of China that, she was told only one other foreigner ever to visit before her had ever visited. I understand ...
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Use of “that” and the verb in infinitive in this sentence [closed]

I have a doubt regarding the use of "that" in the following sentence. I also do not know the tense or kind of sentence is this. "To verify that the following names are shown in this list:"
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How do you parse the sentence “What is it about cheetahs that make them so fast”

I have been working through a grammar book, and I have learned a lot. However, I have trouble when it comes to question type sentences. My best guess is that "What is it about cheetahs" is a noun ...
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Changing the order of “that” clause [closed]

I saw the following sentence in a book: That people were so willing to respond is one measure of the importance of the topic. Is there any reason to bring the "that" clause to the beginning of ...
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How could this that-clause come out in this sentence?

A general definition of leadership is that it shows the way for others either by example or by advocacy. Crucially, this definition is sufficiently general that it does not entail being in charge ...
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Difference between “that's not you” and “you're not you”

My understanding is "you're not you" means "you're not yourself", while "that's not you" is something I would use for example if we were looking at a photo. Is that right? Can you explain why "that" ...
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Using “that” before or after a clause

Where does the "that" go? "This notice is to inform you that, in accordance with blah blah blah, I am proposing to suspend you." "This notice is to inform you, in accordance with blah blah blah, ...
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“to resolve that sth be done” or “to resolve that sth shall be done”?

The Board of Directors of the company has resolved that the capital be raised from 1,000,000 € to 9,000,000 €. The Board of Directors of the company has resolved that the capital shall be raised from ...
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Omittance of Relative Pronoun

Below is the excerpt from English Proficiency Test Our professional designers produce high-quality custom logo designs (a) that exhibit just the image (b) that our clients want to project. Question ...
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Why is there a comma before “that” in “But of all relations, that between men and women, being…”

I have some questions about the sentence below. Why is there a comma before "that"? Next, if we say "But of all relations" the verb of this sentence should be plural. So, why is there "was sure" in ...