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    #1

    'The truth is (that) I didnít finish my term essay.'

    'The truth is (that) I didnít finish my term essay.'

    Could 'that' be omitted?

    Thanks!

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    Re: 'The truth is (that) I didnít finish my term essay.'

    It can but, in speech, there would be a pause after the word "is". If I had to write it, I would probably write "The truth is ... I didn't finish my essay" or "The truth is - I didn't finish my essay".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: 'The truth is (that) I didnít finish my term essay.'

    Yes, a pause, or a similarly interpreted intonation that prolongs the verb into 3 "musical notes."

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    Re: 'The truth is (that) I didnít finish my term essay.'

    I was told that 'that' can't be omitted in predicative clause,except in spoken English.

    Thanks!

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    Re: 'The truth is (that) I didnít finish my term essay.'

    Quote Originally Posted by Hiya Raymond View Post
    I was told that 'that' can't be omitted in predicative clause,except in spoken English.

    Thanks!
    Somebody didn't tell you the truth.

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