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    #1

    three months that you can't play

    Hi, folks,

    I'd like to know what native speakers of English think of the use of this "that."

    You don’t need expensive clothing or equipment like you do for skiing, and it’s a fantastic way to keep fit all year round—there’s only about three months that you can’t play.

    The speaker is talking about tennis. I think grammatically it should be "when" or "during which", but "that" doesn't sound too bad, either.

    Thanks in advance.

    emp0608

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    #2

    Re: three months that you can't play

    I do not think "when" or "during which" can replace "that" in the sentence.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: three months that you can't play

    You can

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