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    Hello

    That is the reason that he did not call.

    My question is: what is the antecedent of that in the sentence?

    What is the noun clause hinges on?

    thanks

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    As is evident, this independant clasue does not rely on a noun.

    We call this use of "that" a restrictive clause. Restrictive causes do infact often rely on nouns, but not all the time. Here, "that" is simply being used to single out a phenomenon, rather than a noun.

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