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    Is this sentence is correct :

    We have sorted out issues those are raised during data conversion activity


    please help me !

    thanks

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    Default Re: using those in sentence

    Sorry, no-- not in that structure. Permit me to reorganize your sentence:

    'We have sorted out those issues that were raised during data conversion activity.'

    'Those' has two functions: it is a determiner ('those boots are mine'), or it is a demonstrative pronoun ('those are my boots').

    Does that help, Shasha, or do you have further questions about this?

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    Default Re: using those in sentence

    Thank you very much for your help!
    One thing i would ask you that can i write this sentence in this way

    We have sorted out issues that were raised during data conversion activity, please check and confirm.

    can use only that if i am not using those?

    thank you

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    Aha! Now I understand your confusion. The set of demonstrative adjectives/pronouns are 'this', 'that' (pronounced /thæt/), 'these', & 'those':

    This hat is too big./ This is too big.
    That hat is too big./ That is too big.
    These hats are too big./ These are too big.
    Those hats are too big./ Those are too big.


    'That' (pronounced /thət/) is a different word. It is a conjunction, and its alternative is 'which':

    'We have sorted out issues that/which were raised during data conversion activity; please check and confirm.' -- either is correct ('that' is preferred by some).


    Since the two 'that's are different words, they can appear side-by-side in the same sentence, as in: 'What is that that you bought?'

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    Thank you very much for being so helpful,I really appreciate this.

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