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    hkgoddess is offline Newbie
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    Omission of "that"

    Someone posted a question about the following sentence:
    "I find this garden is beautiful." It was considered wrong since 'is' should be taken out.
    However, he put forward an argument for his case:
    I find (that) this garden is beautiful.

    My question is: Can 'that' be omitted in the above sentence? Any grammatical reason?

    I know that the 'that' in 'that clause' can sometimes be omitted when a noun follows 'that'. Is that correct?

    I tried to find the answer from grammar books but alas...

    I would appreciate very much if someone could enlightened me on this. Thank you.
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    Re: Omission of "that"

    Hello!

    Sometimes you can remove "that" before a noun or pronoun. For example: Jeff said (that) he would visit his brother in the hospital.

    Hope this helps!

    In Perfect English

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    Re: Omission of "that"

    Quote Originally Posted by hkgoddess View Post
    Someone posted a question about the following sentence:
    "I find this garden is beautiful." It was considered wrong since 'is' should be taken out.
    However, he put forward an argument for his case:
    I find (that) this garden is beautiful.

    My question is: Can 'that' be omitted in the above sentence? Any grammatical reason?

    I know that the 'that' in 'that clause' can sometimes be omitted when a noun follows 'that'. Is that correct?

    I tried to find the answer from grammar books but alas...

    I would appreciate very much if someone could enlightened me on this. Thank you.

    I don't think your original sentence was incorrect. 'Is' can be omitted, but having it there does not make it incorrect.
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

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    Re: Omission of "that"

    Quote Originally Posted by hkgoddess View Post
    Someone posted a question about the following sentence:
    "I find this garden is beautiful." It was considered wrong since 'is' should be taken out.
    The 'someone' was you, and you were not told that it was incorrect - https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/g...tml#post975306

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