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    That

    Dear Sirs,

    Is it necessary to mention "that" in this sentence?

    (Please feel free to contact me if there is any other clarification "that" might be needed)

    Regards,
    Eng. Haytham

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    #2

    Re: That

    Yes


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    Re: That

    (Please feel free to contact me if there is any other clarification "that" might be needed)
    In your above sentence, "that" is necessary otherwise it will be grammatically incorrect. If you want to avoid adding "that", you can write it as:-
    "Please free to contact me should any other clarification be needed/required."

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    Re: That

    Welcome.
    Quote Originally Posted by hsamkari
    Please feel free to contact me if there is any other clarification "that" might be needed.
    Additionally, if that functions as a conjunction, you can omit it if you'd like:

    EX: I said that we have a car. (Subject-Verb THAT Subject-Verb) SAME
    EX: I said we have a car. (Subject-Verb = Subject-Verb)

    If that doesn't join two identical elements, you shouldn't omit it:

    EX: . . . clarification that might be . . . (Noun THAT Verb) DIFFERENT
    EX: *. . . clarification might be . . . ungrammatical

    EX: I want that book. (Subject-Verb THAT Object) DIFFERENT
    EX: *I want book. ungrammatical

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