Usage of "that"

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Usage of "that"

Post by Archived Topic » Thu Jan 03, 2002 7:44 am

I'm frustrated and unable to find rules regarding the use (or non-use) of the word "that." I prefer to leave it out most of the time when editing, but others keep adding it back in. HELP!
Submitted by Debra Crego (Sacramento - U.S.A.)
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Post by Archived Reply » Thu Jan 03, 2002 7:58 am

Debra, try the following URLs:

http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/conj ... s.htm#that

http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/notorious/that.htm

The latter includes a relevant further link to Michael Quinion's discussion of the topic of 'which versus that' on his 'World Wide Words' site.
Reply from Erik Kowal ( - England)
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Post by Archived Reply » Thu Jan 03, 2002 8:13 am

It's probably best to retain it in the expression "that's that".
Reply from Edwin Ashworth (Oldham - England)
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Post by Archived Reply » Thu Jan 03, 2002 8:27 am

... what you think.
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Post by Archived Reply » Thu Jan 03, 2002 8:41 am

There's no need to be like , Erik.
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