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    "People think that blind people cannot take pictures," she says. "I want to show that them that blind people can."
    More: Eye-opening: Photography brings life to blind students - CNN.com

    Why has the determiner that been inserted between the verb show and the object pronoun plural them while Cambridge Dictionary Online says that the object form of they used after a verb or preposition? Do we have a fixed position for them? I think that this is a trick because them can also function as determiner? In a nutshell, native English speakers are the decision makers. In other words, they can decide between us.


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    Default Re: "show that them"

    It's simply a mistake. The underlined 'that' should not be there.

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    Default Re: "show that them"

    ...or 'that them' can be reversed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    ...or 'that them' can be reversed.
    No. That would give us one too many thats
    Last edited by 5jj; 21-Nov-2012 at 12:37. Reason: typo

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    No. That would give us one too many thats.
    Oops! You're right.

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