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    Default That clause

    "This suggests that dimmer bulbs burns longer, that there is an advantage in not being too bright." I don't know what is the function of the second that clause. will you give an other example. Thanks a lot!

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    Default Re: That clause

    This is just an alternative way of writing: "This suggests that dimmer bulbs burn longer and that there is an advantage in not being too bright."

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    Default Re: That clause

    Quote Originally Posted by Curt Jugg View Post
    This is just an alternative way of writing: "This suggests that dimmer bulbs burn longer and that there is an advantage in not being too bright."
    Thank you!

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    Default Re: That clause

    You're welcome!

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    Default Re: That clause

    Quote Originally Posted by notletrest View Post
    This suggests that dimmer bulbs burns longer, that there is an advantage in not being too bright.
    The underlined part is an asyndentic (no 'and') coordinated object.

    There are two that-clauses functioning as part of the object of "suggests" in this sentence:

    1. that dimmer bulbs burns longer
    2. that there is an advantage in not being too bright

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    This suggests that dimmer bulbs burns longer.
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    This suggests that there is an advantage in not being too bright.

    This suggests [[that dimmer bulbs burns longer] and [that there is an advantage in not being too bright]].
    This suggests this and that.
    What does it suggest? This and that (=coordinated object).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Afit View Post
    The underlined part is an asyndentic (no 'and') coordinated object.
    If the word in blue is new to you, it has been mentioned before in the forum. Find out more about it here:

    www.usingenglish.com/forum/ask-teacher/39987-coordinated-sentences.html

    www.usingenglish.com/forum/ask-teacher/124354-comma.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    If the word in blue is new to you, it has been mentioned before in the forum. Find out more about it here:

    www.usingenglish.com/forum/ask-teacher/39987-coordinated-sentences.html

    www.usingenglish.com/forum/ask-teacher/124354-comma.html
    Thank you Curt,Afit, Threejedjon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    If the word in blue is new to you, it has been mentioned before in the forum. Find out more about it here:

    www.usingenglish.com/forum/ask-teacher/39987-coordinated-sentences.html

    www.usingenglish.com/forum/ask-teacher/124354-comma.html
    Inasmuch as I use the term, it is probably not new to me. Where is the usual sting in your deliberately antagonistic comment? Ahh, you mean the typo? Asyndetic?
    You know what, Jed? Jed? Is this your name? It is a great honor to have someone like you to follow my comments letter by letter. Thanks for your rapt attention. However, you would make an even more favorable impression on me if you just entertained someone else with your brilliant wit. In a less formal and more certain terms: Take a hike!
    Last edited by Afit; 19-Sep-2011 at 07:37.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Afit View Post
    Inasmuch as I use the term, it is probably not new to me. Where is the usual sting in your deliberately antagonistic comment? Ahh, you mean the typo? Asyndetic?
    You know what, Jed? Jed? Is this your name? It is a great honor to have someone like you to follow my comments letter by letter. Thanks for your rapt attention. However, you would make an even more favorable impression on me if you just entertained someone else with your brilliant wit. In a less formal and more certain terms: Take a hike!
    I think 5jj was giving that hint to the OP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Afit View Post
    Inasmuch as I use the term, it is probably not new to me.
    That was addresed to other readers, who might not be familiar with the word.

    Where is the usual sting in your deliberately antagonistic comment?
    You appear to infer what is not intended,

    Ahh, you mean the typo? Asyndetic?
    I did not even notice that

    You know what, Jed? Jed? Is this your name? It is a great honor to have someone like you to follow my comments letter by letter. Thanks for your rapt attention.
    Nothing personal - I try to read most of the posts in the 'Ask a Teacher' and other forums carefully.

    However, you would make an even more favorable impression on me if you just entertained someone else with your brilliant wit. In a less formal and more certain terms: Take a hike!
    We usually try to avoid personal comments in this forum.
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