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    That Clause (simple check)

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    I have put a mind to it that I will follow my principles more closely/strictly.

    Q: Is the above sentence grammatically correct? (the usage of that clause)

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: That Clause (simple check)

    Quote Originally Posted by vcolts View Post
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    I have put a mind to it that I will follow my principles more closely/strictly.

    Q: Is the above sentence grammatically correct? (the usage of that clause)

    Thanks in advance.
    I have decided that I will stick to my principles more strictly/closely.

    We use phrases like "You can do it if you put your mind to it" but that really means "You can do it if you try very hard". I think you meant "decide".

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    Re: That Clause (simple check)

    Thanks for answering my Q on the board.

    I just have one follow up question:

    "I have put a mind to it that I will follow my principles more closely/strictly."

    I understand that the context may have been wrong. However, my concern was mainly about the usage of that clause.

    As far as the grammar contruction goes, the quote is correct right?

    More generally, that clause can be pretty much attached to any type of word (adj,verb, & noun), right?

    I sometimes seem to be forgetting/confused about the very basics that I have learned in the past.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: That Clause (simple check)

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