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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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Relative and demonstrative pronouns “that” and “those”

I think the sentence the difference between the behaviour of young people today and that of those in the past is correct, as that (relative pronoun) replaces behaviour and those (demonstrative ...
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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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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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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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'realize that what it is that you' vs 'realize that what you '

An American presenter said: Bringing yourself into the now will help you most likely to realize that what it is that you are worrying about is not actually happening. In this sentence, can I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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that after comma

As far as I know, "that" cannot be used after comma, whether it functions as a relative pronoun or a conjunction. However, I've read this sentence from Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tale. So the ...
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that/which after a subject-verb-object

In the sentence below, I want to make it clear that the statistic (rather than the sample) is the subject doing the estimating. A statistic is a numerical characteristic of a sample, that ...
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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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Is adding a that clause to these clauses valid?

I am unsure whether I can use that-clauses or zero-that-clauses like this: I noticed (that) when we heard (that) to make noise would be forbidden was surprising. I told him (that) what I saw (...