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    #1

    that park's full of trees

    Hi.

    The following short paragraph was written by me but corrected by a native speaker; she passed away a few years ago.

    A: Why are you so crazy about taking walks in the park? (Someone asked me this. And I took walks in the park every day.)
    B: I like it because that park's full of trees, and trees give off oxygen.....

    I wonder when my language adviser corrected the "that" for me, she meant "that specific park".

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    #2

    Re: that park's full of trees

    I'm not sure what you mean, but that is just right there.
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    Re: that park's full of trees

    I agree with Tarheel- it's not clear what your sentence means.

    On a side note, you should avoid starting sentences with a conjunction as you did in your example A. There are times when it's okay, but not in that case. The sentence is fine without the and.

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    Re: that park's full of trees

    What did you originally use? If you used the park, then how about it is full of trees?

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    Re: that park's full of trees

    Are there parks without trees?
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    Re: that park's full of trees

    Quote Originally Posted by J&K Tutoring View Post
    I agree with Tarheel- it's not clear what your sentence means.

    On a side note, you should avoid starting sentences with a conjunction as you did in your example A. There are times when it's okay, but not in that case. The sentence is fine without the and.
    What does the "that" mean? Does it mean "that park"? (I like it because, that park is full of trees) I don't think I'm correct.

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    #7

    Re: that park's full of trees

    "That" is used to refer to a specific thing previously mentioned. You could carry on using "the park" but "that" provides a nice change.
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    Re: that park's full of trees

    That park (the park where I like to take walks) is full of trees.

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    Re: that park's full of trees

    If she said that specific park,to distinguish it from other parks, which mostly have trees, then she's wrong or weird.

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    #10

    Re: that park's full of trees

    I wouldn't use that (very original) expression. You seem to be saying that you like that park better than the ones that don't have trees or have only a few. Perhaps:

    I like walking. After I go just a few feet into the park I don't see any cars or even other people. I can feel like I'm in my own little world.

    Or something like that.
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