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    Omissible / Omittable

    Hi,
    Omissible / Omittable
    Are these two words both acceptable to use in the sentence below?

    * Is the 'that' in this sentence omissible / omittable?


    Are these commonly used or should I simply ask "Can I omit the 'that' in this sentence?"?

    The double? in the above sentence looks a little weird to me. Is it O.K. to write this way?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Omissible / Omittable

    Both are acceptable (click here and bookmark the site for future reference).

    Delete 'the' before 'that'. ('Can I omit "that" in this sentence?')

    Delete the second '?'.

    Write OK or okay.

    You used the asterisk incorrectly.

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    Re: Omissible / Omittable

    Thank you for answering my question.
    I corrected my mistakes. Please check the sentences below. I'd like to know if I got your directions right.


    Is 'that' in this sentence omissible / omittable?
    Are these commonly used or should I simply ask "Can I omit 'that' in this sentence?"
    Is it OK to write this way?
    Is it okay to write this way?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Omissible / Omittable

    Quote Originally Posted by shimacatu_sa View Post
    Thank you for answering my question.
    I corrected my mistakes. Please check the sentences below. I'd like to know if I got your directions right followed your advice correctly.


    Is 'that' in this sentence omissible/omittable?
    Are these commonly used or should I simply ask "Can I omit 'that' in this sentence?"
    Is it OK to write it this way?
    Is it okay to write it this way?

    Thank you.
    See above. We don't put a space either side of a slash mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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