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    #1

    that clause

    I've seen a certificate written like the following.

    "This is to certify that Ata Bitaraf is ranked 5/10...."

    Is it correct to omit 'that' in that clauses in general?

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    #2

    Re: that clause

    No. A formal document such as a certificate always includes 'that'.

    Informally, you can say 'This note says [that] he's been off sick'.

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