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    Punishment "that" was meted out

    Dear Teachers

    I am thinking if I should add a "that/which" between "punishment" and "was" in the following sentence.

    "Mr Lee has apologized to the school, parents and students, and said he would accept whatever punishment was meted out by the school. "

    Please advise


    Anthony the learner

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    Re: Punishment "that" was meted out

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    The sentence is perfectly fine without the addition of "that/which". Remember, brevity is the soul of wit.

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    Re: Punishment "that" was meted out

    Dear Vic, how about "he would accept whatever punishment meted out by the school", with the word "was" removed? Please advise. Thanks.

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    Re: Punishment "that" was meted out

    That would be worse.

    As Vic said, the original is just fine as is.

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