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    Re: Noun that-clause

    I never seen that structure. I'm lying and I showed that structure because I thought it would probably help people know if the that-clause is a noun clause but I think it won't help some. I think if I wrote "I said 'that I am going to stay home' to him", it will sound better or more natural to some people.
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    I doubt you will very many.

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    Re: Noun that-clause

    Quote Originally Posted by Osbri View Post
    I'm lying
    That doesn't really help us help you.

    I think if I wrote "I said 'that I am going to stay home' to him", it will sound better or more natural to some people.
    Well, it's less unnatural than I told 'that I am going to stay home' to him, ​but where does that get us? Trying to analyse unnatural sentences is not going to help many people learn natural patterns.

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    #64

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    very many
    Is that a joke because you think that is unnatural?

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    That doesn't really help us help you.
    You might be right.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Well, it's less unnatural than I told 'that I am going to stay home' to him, ​but where does that get us? Trying to analyse unnatural sentences is not going to help many people learn natural patterns.
    I just thought that structure will help people see if the that-clause is a noun clause like when people read "I told that secret to you", you can change "I told that secret to you" to "I told you that secret" and I thought that if you can see "that secret" is a noun, you will see if a that-clause is a noun. I think people can learn natural and unnatural structure and still know which is natural and which is not.
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    #65

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    And language isn't natural because it's made by humans.
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    #66

    Re: Noun that-clause

    If it's part of humans, then it's part of nature. It's natural,

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    #67

    Re: Noun that-clause

    I think you are right when you said it's part of nature but it isn't fully natural because I think we didn't come in this world talking.
    Last edited by Osbri; 09-Feb-2016 at 15:00.
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    #68

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    We didn't come into this world running marathons either.

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    #69

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    I never said we did but why do you say that?
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