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    the man that

    Are these sentences correct:

    1-We need a leader that when there is trouble people will trust him.

    2-This is a machine that if you push any of its buttons a drink will flow from it.
    3-That was the man that we did not know why he was given a medal.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    Re: the man that

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Are these sentences correct:

    1-We need a leader that when there is trouble people will trust him.

    2-This is a machine that if you push any of its buttons a drink will flow from it.
    3-That was the man that we did not know why he was given a medal.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.
    No.

    1. We need a leader [who] people will trust when there is trouble.
    2. This is a machine that/which dispenses a drink when you push any button.

    Sentence 3 is actually quite hard to construct:

    He is the man who was awarded a medal but no-one could understand why.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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