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    Is 'that' a strong /t/ or weak /ət/ form when...?

    Is 'that' a strong /t/ or weak /ət/ form when 'that' is used for showing how big or how much ?

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    I need a piece of rope about that long
    There was only that much left in the bottle


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    Last edited by duiter; 31-May-2010 at 11:08. Reason: correction

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    Re: Is 'that' a strong /t/ or weak /ət/ form when...?

    I'd use the strong form in both those examples- it's conveying meaning.

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    Re: Is 'that' a strong /t/ or weak /ət/ form when...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I'd use the strong form in both those examples- it's conveying meaning.
    Agreed... we'd only use a weak form when a subordinating conjunction is clearly meant and fully expected, such as "You're the one that I want" (Grease).

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