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    The problem of sentence structure.

    There are two sentences i don't know that is correct or not.

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    We should pay attention to...
    Can i replace it to->The attention we should pay is that...

    Q2)
    We should focus on...
    Can i replace it to->The thing we should focus on is that...

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    Re: The problem of sentence structure.

    1. No. "Attention should be paid to..." is possible, but you are best with the original sentence.

    2. Yes, without the "that."

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    Re: The problem of sentence structure.

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    1. No. "Attention should be paid to..." is possible, but you are best with the original sentence.

    2. Yes, without the "that."
    Thanks

    For example, "The thing we should focus on is our examination result" that is correct i understand.
    But if i say, "The thing we should focus on is that SVO." is it correct?


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    Re: The problem of sentence structure.

    I don't know what "SVO" means, so I can't answer for sure.

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    Re: The problem of sentence structure.

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I don't know what "SVO" means, so I can't answer for sure.
    For example:
    The thing we should focus on is that many senior students always bully the junior students.

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    Re: The problem of sentence structure.

    Yes, that's fine.

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    Re: The problem of sentence structure.

    "The thing we should focus on is that SVO."
    This is not correct. That in this context is a demonstrative adjective (that car, this car, etc), which wouldn't make sense.

    The thing we should focus on is that many senior students always bully the junior students.
    This is correct, because that, in this context is a complementiser. (I think) I'll leave you to divine the meaning of that. Clauses, conjunctions etc. are not my strong point.

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