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  1. wotcha's Avatar
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    Omission of conjunction "that"

    1. It is true that he is honest.

    2. It is Tom that I met

    3. It is Jimmy that broke the window.


    My grammar book says it is possible to omit 'that' in the above sentences, but I think

    it's pretty awkward if we leave 'that' out in sentence 2 and 3.



    What is the answer?



    Thanks.

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    Re: Omission of conjunction "that"

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    1. It is true that he is honest.

    2. It is Tom that I met

    3. It is Jimmy that broke the window.


    My grammar book say it is possible to omit 'that' in the above sentences, but I think

    it's pretty awkward if we leave 'that' out in sentence 2 and 3.



    What is the answer?



    Thanks.
    I would only omit "that" in #1.

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    Re: Omission of conjunction "that"

    Like bahaisahab, I would not omit 'that' in the second, but it's possible. It is not possible to omit it in the third.

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