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    Winwin2011 is offline Senior Member
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    Default nobody knows (that)

    He arrived yesterday, but nobody knows that.


    I was wondering if it is natural to leave out 'that' in the above sentence.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: nobody knows (that)

    No, but you can replace 'that' with 'why', 'yet' or 'except me and now you'.

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    Default Re: nobody knows (that)

    Hello.

    I have a question: could I use "... nobody knows it" or "... nobody knows about it" ?

    Nickle
    If I have made any mistakes, please tell me about them. I need to improve my English anyway and I hope you'll help me.

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    Default Re: nobody knows (that)

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicklexoxo View Post
    Hello.

    I have a question: could I use "... nobody knows it" or "... nobody knows about it" ?

    Nickle
    You could use "nobody knows it" but not "nobody knows about it". To use the latter, the sentence would have to be something like "I have a cat in my apartment but nobody knows about it".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: nobody knows (that)

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    He arrived yesterday, but nobody knows that.


    I was wondering if it is natural to leave out 'that' in the above sentence.

    Thanks.
    I think it works fine without the "that".

    He arrived yesterday, but nobody knows.
    I have a cat in my apartment, but the landlord doesn't know.
    Jill and I were married last week, but her parents don't know.

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    Default Re: nobody knows (that)

    I think that can be left out too.

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