When 'the way' is followed by a be verb (the $10 word is copula), don't add 'that'. The same applies with verbs like 'smell', 'seem', 'look'.... (There's probably a word for these too, but the naming of parts isn't really my thing.)
Bruno Mars has a famous song called "just the way you are".
Is it OK to add a "that" and say "just the way that you are", "I love the way that she is"?
When should I put a "that" anyway?
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