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    is this sentence incorrect? I will not go to school today because there is no school bus that will come.
    I was told that the "that will come" is wrong.

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    Re: query

    What about?

    I won't be going to school today because the school bus won't be there (to pick me up).

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    Question Not sure...

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    is this sentence incorrect? I will not go to school today because there is no school bus that will come.
    I was told that the "that will come" is wrong.
    In my opinion, I don’t think “school bus that will come” is wrong, because “that” is a relative pronoun and it becomes a subject in the following relative clause. Therefore, I don’t think “that” can be dropped in this case. Or, maybe, I guess “there is no school bus coming” is also fine.

    Can the sentence be rewritten like this; “I will not go to school today because there is no school bus will come.”? I don’t think so.

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    Re: Not sure...

    It's not a natural sentence, though I wouldn't describe it as wrong.

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