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    Default Re: A sentence starting with "that"

    I see. Thank you.

    So... (I hope this is going to be my last question about this topic.)
    Regarding the example in my first post (2. That you have obtained consent from ...),if I ask is it okay to start this "phrase" (not "sentence") with "that", is the answer Yes (when not taking into account the issue of parallelism)?

    If not (and the example in my second post, (a) That the trial involves research is okay,could anyone please tell me the reason or the difference between the two examples?
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    Default Re: A sentence starting with "that"

    Quote Originally Posted by pinkie9 View Post
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    What do you mean by "OP"?
    It's a shame that in the last upgrade (tjat is, the one before the most recent one) ', when 'Threadstarter' first appeared, it didn't reflect the accepted usage 'OP'. If instead of the new word 'Threadstarter', a post's header designated the OP as 'Original Poster' it would be clearer (and save questions like this)

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    Default Re: A sentence starting with "that"

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    (and save questions like this)
    I agree. I guess OP means not only "original poster" but also " original post" though.
    I now think bhaisabhab meant the orinigal "post" (not the original "poster").

    And I'm still waiting for a reply to my last two questions in #11. Please. :)
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    Default Re: A sentence starting with "that"

    A noun phrase, either acting as the subject in a full sentence or as one noun phrase among many in a list, can start with "That."

    Does that answer both questions?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: A sentence starting with "that"

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    A noun phrase, either acting as the subject in a full sentence or as one noun phrase among many in a list, can start with "That."
    That that 'that' that you ended your sentence with can start a noun phrase seems clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    That that 'that' that you ended your sentence with can start a noun phrase seems clear.
    And Tom, where Dick had had 'had' had had 'had had'. 'Had had' had had the examiner's approval.

    But yours was probably original.

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    Default Re: A sentence starting with "that"

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    A noun phrase, either acting as the subject in a full sentence or as one noun phrase among many in a list, can start with "That."
    Does that mean Yes?

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    Default Re: A sentence starting with "that"

    Quote Originally Posted by pinkie9 View Post
    Does that mean Yes?
    What do you think it means?

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    Default Re: A sentence starting with "that"

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    It's a shame that in the last upgrade (tjat is, the one before the most recent one) ', when 'Threadstarter' first appeared, it didn't reflect the accepted usage 'OP'. If instead of the new word 'Threadstarter', a post's header designated the OP as 'Original Poster' it would be clearer (and save questions like this)

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    It is a plugin and has nothing to do with any of the forum upgrades. If you want it to use the phrase 'Original Poster' instead of 'Threadstarter' then you only need suggest the change and I'll see if it's possible.
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    Default Re: A sentence starting with "that"

    It now states "Threadstarter / Original Poster".
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