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    I would like to ask native speakers of English the following question.

    There as you.
    (efficient, know, I, is, that, nobody, as)

    When you have to arrange the words in the ( ) correctly, is the following correct? If not, would you give me the correct answer.

    There is nobody that I know is as efficient as you.

    Thank you very much.


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    #2

    Re: correct 1

    Close, but not quite!
    I would go for:
    There is nobody I know that is as efficient as you.
    It doesn't read perfectly, but it is probably the best way of arranging those words.


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    Re: correct 1

    Thank you very much, niall.

    There is nobody I know that is as efficient as you.

    Why should that come there?


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    Re: correct 1

    Quote Originally Posted by Progress View Post
    Thank you very much, niall.

    There is nobody I know that is as efficient as you.

    Why should that come there?
    That is here a relative pronoun singling out the person as having a specific feature.

    You can also say "There is nobody I know as efficient as you" or "There is nobody I know who is as efficient as you".

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    #5

    Re: correct 1

    I like:

    I know that there is nobody as effecient as you.


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    Though possably not as plausable as an answer as it fails to use one of the two words is

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    #7

    Re: correct 1

    Sorry, Niall, my sentence uses all ten words from the original. Your sentence has an extra is (eleven words). I did, possibly, misspell efficient.


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    Humblest apologies - It seems I was mistaken in two ways! :P


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    Re: correct 1

    Thank you very much, Anglika, Niall and Mykwyner.

    There is nobody I know that is as efficient as you.
    I understand this that is a relative poronoun but why it should be there? Is the usage is similat to the following? Who do you think that will join the club?


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    Re: correct 1

    In this case, that relates to nobody I know. It tells the reader "who" we are discussing the efficiency of. In this case who isn't a person, it is "nobody I know".

    And yes, the usage is simular to your second example, except in that case it is a question.

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