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    Omitting "that"

    I am wondering if it is possible to omit "that" in the following sentences. Please would you correct my mistakes.

    1. He had a strong premonition his wife was cheating on him.
    2. John thought the novel he was reading was boring.
    3. The doctor told him he had to change his habits if he wanted to live long.

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    Re: Omitting "that"

    Yes. They are all OK, though premonition is not the right word; 'suspicion' would be better.

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    Re: Omitting "that"

    When the relative pronoun is not the subject of the relative clause, it can usually be omitted.

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