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    Omitting Words

    Hello!. All-right?



    "I thought that was brilliant, "THAT WAS" the best piano concert I had
    ever heard, and "I" bought it on cd"

    1.- Can I omit "that was" in the sentence above? It sounds
    really bad!

    2.- What about the personal pronoun? Can I leave it out as well?


    Thanks in advance!


    Jesús

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    Re: Omitting Words

    Hello J.

    It sounds slightly awkward; it would be more usual like this:

    1. I thought it was brilliant, the best piano concert I had
    ever heard, and bought it on cd.

    MrP

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