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    Question What means?

    There are this sentences in a book.

    I can't understand red "that".

    Please explain in detail.

    what means?

    Perhaps "a coffee break"?

    October 14, 1991
    Dear friend,

    I thought that in those movies and television shows when they talk about having a coffee break that they should have a masturbation break.
    But then again, I think this would decrease productivity.
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    Re: What means?

    The red 'that' is superfluous. The earlier 'that' is sufficient.

    Let's consider a simpler example:

    'I thought that when they talk about a coffee break they should have a tea break instead.'

    It would be wrong to insert another 'that' after 'break'.

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    Please note that a better title would have been A coffee break.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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