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Why is 'that' sometimes optional before dependent clauses?

Sometimes, the word 'that' to introduce a dependent clause is optional. For example, these sentences both make sense with or without 'that': Long books [that] religious people like tend to be ...
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Is it required to use “that” here?

First sentence: I contribute to projects I love. Second sentence: I contribute to projects that I love. I used to use the first one, but I am not sure if it is right or wrong when omitting "...
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that vs which vs what [duplicate]

Temporary reopen note: Pleas note that this other question here does not address what or compare it to which or that: When to use “that” and when to use “which”? Original Question Which sentence ...
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Comma and 'that' omissions in the sentence

I have four ways to write my sentence: (comma separated) The implementation, we have made before, may ... The implementation, that we have made before, may ... (without commas) The implementation we ...
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“that which” vs. “what”

What's the difference between "that which" and "what"? Which of the following sentences is correct, and how (if at all) do they differ? We only want to free technology from that which makes it ...
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“That” – Which of the following sentences uses correct English grammar? [duplicate]

Which of the following sentences uses correct English grammar? Don't make me play games I don't want to play. Don't make me play games that I don't want to play.
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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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Is a preposition of place required when replacing “where” with “that”?

A preposition appears to be needed when that is used in sentences such as: That's the store where I bought my computer. That's the store that I bought my computer (at?). with exceptions ...
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Does using “that” to introduce a subordinate clause serve any other purpose but to eliminate ambiguity?

I've always been taught to use "that" to introduce a subordinate clause only if there is an ambiguity in the meaning of a sentence without it. For instance: He said on Monday he had lost his dog....
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parts of speech the word 'that' can belong to [closed]

Is the THAT in the following sentence a conjunction? There is strong evidence that Zika is spreading fast all over Brazil.