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    Dear teachers...

    Is 'that' needed in these sentences?

    The problem is that I can't drive you home right now.

    Many thanks!

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    Default Re: is 'that' needed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Dear teachers...

    Is 'that' needed in these sentences?

    The problem is that I can't drive you home right now.

    Many thanks!

    I'm not a teacher, but I believe you need the expletive/conjunction to make that sentence work. Yet I could be wrong.

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    Default Re: is 'that' needed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Dear teachers...

    Is 'that' needed in these sentences?

    The problem is that I can't drive you home right now.

    Many thanks!
    You could leave it out, but it's better with it.

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