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    but minority voices can be heard

    I don't understand the usage of "that". How does it link the previous and later part bordering it? Is it a cause-and-effect relationship? I don't know how to interprete the whole sentence.

    st105)There was a time in the United States when peopel owned slaves, when women were not allowed to vote, and when children worked long hours for shockingly low pay in unhealthy conditions...Not only can conformity pressure be resisted, but minority voices can be heard sufficiently clearly that the prevailing majority opinion can be changed.

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    Re: but minority voices can be heard

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    but minority voices can be heard sufficiently clearly that the prevailing majority opinion can be changed.
    Try 'so' instead of 'that'. OK, the meaning is slightly different, but it show how 'that' is used here.

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    Re: but minority voices can be heard

    Okay, sufficiently functions as so to make a cause-and-effect relationship

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