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    That/Those

    "Cats have eyes that can see in the dark"
    I don't know why this sentence uses "that" instead of "those" even "eyes" is a plural. Does it depend on context?

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    Re: That/Those

    Because 'that' is a relative pronoun here, see https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/...s-relative.htm

    Not a teacher.
    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 03-Oct-2014 at 07:42.

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    Re: That/Those

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Because 'that' is a relative pronoun here, see https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/...s-relative.htm

    Not a teacher.
    So, "that" is used as a Relative Pronouns in this sentence and not as Demonstrative Adjective and there is no plural form of Relative Pronouns "that"
    Last edited by Checkmate; 03-Oct-2014 at 10:09.

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