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    Default two consecutive "that"

    I wrote a phrase like this:
    This is the same book that I thought earlier that few of its topics need further development. Is it correct to have 2 "that " consecutively like this. somehow it sound weird. I am wondering if i can improve the structure.
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    Default Re: two consecutive "that"

    Quote Originally Posted by thomasRavenelli View Post
    I wrote a phrase like this:
    This is the same book that I thought earlier that few of its topics need further development. Is it correct to have 2 "that " consecutively like this. somehow it sound weird. I am wondering if i can improve the structure.
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    T
    What is the relevance of "earlier"? Is there a larger context to which it refers? I would rephrase as follows:

    "This is the same book that I thought needed further development of its topics"

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