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    Lightbulb That the things in the list must be the same grammatical form is the main rule.

    Are both of these sentences correct?, and are the bold ones noun clauses?

    The main rule to remember is that the things in the list must be the same grammatical form.

    That the things in the list must be the same grammatical form is the main rule to remember.


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    Re: That the things in the list must be the same grammatical form is the main rule.

    They're almost correct. Both sentence need a preposition before the same. Either in or of would work. I'd write of.

    I'll hazard a guess that the bold phrases are indeed noun clauses, but you shouldn't accept my guess till it's confirmed by someone who knows grammar better than I do.

    You should omit the first question mark in your question. A question mark at the end will apply to both clauses.
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    Re: That the things in the list must be the same grammatical form is the main rule.

    As an alternative to GoesStation's suggestions, you could change "be" to "use".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: That the things in the list must be the same grammatical form is the main rule.

    I'd follow emsr2d2's suggestion. Shorter is usually better.
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    Re: That the things in the list must be the same grammatical form is the main rule.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    As an alternative to GoesStation's suggestions, you could change "be" to "use".
    The main rule to remember is that the things in the list must use of the samegrammatical form.

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    Re: That the things in the list must be the same grammatical form is the main rule.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post

    I'll hazard a guess that the bold phrases are indeed noun clauses, but you shouldn't accept my guess till it's confirmed by someone who knows grammar better than I do.
    Dear emsr2d2,
    Could you please confirm above explanation as well?
    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: That the things in the list must be the same grammatical form is the main rule.

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    The main rule to remember is that the things in the list must use of the samegrammatical form.
    Remove "of".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: That the things in the list must be the same grammatical form is the main rule.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Remove "of".
    And insert the space missing between same and ​grammatical.
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