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    yi-ing is offline Senior Member
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    making sure everything was done that needed doing.

    What does this underlined part mean? Is 'that' a part of a verb 'make sure'?

    Everyone was busy wrapping the last minute presents, per-preparing the food for the next day, and making sure everything was done that needed doing.


    Is this conclusion OK?Everyone was busy wrapping the last minute presents, (was busy) per-preparing the food for the next day, and (was busy) making sure everything was done that needed doing.

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    Re: making sure everything was done that needed doing.

    Yes.

    per-preparing

    pre-preparing

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    yi-ing is offline Senior Member
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    Re: making sure everything was done that needed doing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Yes.

    per-preparing

    pre-preparing
    So now what does "underlined part" mean? it is difficult to understand.

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    Re: making sure everything was done that needed doing.

    Is it any clearer if we invert it?

    ... making sure everything that needed doing was done.

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