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    #1

    That is what

    "That is what is written."

    Why there is a clause after "that is"?. Is it different with "That is + object"?
    Last edited by Checkmate; 17-Nov-2014 at 13:01.

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    #2

    Re: That is what

    The verb "is" does not take an object. In this case the noun clause that follows it is a predicate nominative. It restates what "that" means.

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    Re: That is what

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    The verb "is" does not take an object. In this case the noun clause that follows it is a predicate nominative. It restates what "that" means.
    Is it the clause or the pronoun "what" which is predicate nominative?

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    #4

    Re: That is what

    The entire clause.

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