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    Maybo is offline Senior Member
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    that

    Do you know the woman that your brother is talking to?

    Why we cannot delete that in this sentence?
    Last edited by Maybo; 13-Jun-2017 at 18:17.
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    Re: that

    Quote Originally Posted by Maybo View Post
    Do you know the woman that your brother is talking to?

    Why can't we cannot delete "that" in this sentence?
    We can. Who told you (that) we can't?

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    Re: that

    Quote Originally Posted by Maybo View Post
    Do you know the woman that your brother is talking to?

    Why can't we cannot delete "that" in this sentence?
    You can. In fact, the sentence is more natural without it.

    Always mark text you're discussing by setting it in italics or surrounding it with quotation marks.

    Always invert the subject and the verb when forming questions.

    (cross-posted with Rover)
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: that

    A grammar book says I can't, but it's clear now. Thanks!
    If I make any mistakes in English, please let me know!

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    Re: that

    Which grammar book?

    Always name your source, please.

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