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    #1

    The interview ended abruptly, leading to speculation it had been cut short.

    "The interview ended abruptly, leading to speculation it had been cut short."

    Is there a "that", which might be there after speculation, omitted?

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    #2

    Re: The interview ended abruptly, leading to speculation it had been cut short.

    Yes

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    #3

    Re: The interview ended abruptly, leading to speculation it had been cut short.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Yes
    Thanks.
    But "that" can't be omitted in an appositive clause, or the given sentence is not an appositive clause?

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    #4

    Re: The interview ended abruptly, leading to speculation it had been cut short.

    "That" probably should not have been omitted in the above.

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    #5

    Re: The interview ended abruptly, leading to speculation it had been cut short.

    I would use 'that', but the version without seems OK to me.

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    #6

    Re: The interview ended abruptly, leading to speculation it had been cut short.

    Quote Originally Posted by lagoo View Post
    But "that" can't be omitted in an appositive clause, or is the given sentence is not an appositive clause?
    Please note the correct way to ask your question.

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    #7

    Re: The interview ended abruptly, leading to speculation it had been cut short.

    The sentence doesn't make any sense. If it ended abruptly, then it was cut short. No need to speculate.

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    #8

    Re: The interview ended abruptly, leading to speculation it had been cut short.

    I think meetings can end abruptly without necessarily being cut short.

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