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  1. Nefertiti's Avatar

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    It / What clause

    _________made us proud ______more than 70% of the students in our school had been admitted to key universities.

    a. What , is
    b. It , because
    c. It , that
    d. any better suggestions?


    Pick the appropriate answer(s). Please explain.


    Thanks


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    #2

    Re: It / What clause

    Could you indicate which you would choose?

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    Re: It / What clause

    Hi Ang,

    1-3 look fine to me.

    What do you think?

    Thanks for the reply.

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    Re: It / What clause

    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    _________made us proud ______more than 70% of the students in our school had been admitted to key universities.

    a. What , is
    b. It , because
    c. It , that
    d. any better suggestions?


    Pick the appropriate answer(s). Please explain.


    Thanks
    Hi Nefertiti,
    b. is ok, personally I like c. better, a. would be ok with "is that".

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    Re: It / What clause

    Hi bhaisahab.

    What made us proud is that more than 70% of the students in our school had been admitted to key universities.

    1. Can 'that' be omitted?

    2. Why not if the answer is NO?

    Thanks

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    Re: It / What clause

    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    Hi bhaisahab.

    What made us proud is that more than 70% of the students in our school had been admitted to key universities.

    1. Can 'that' be omitted?

    2. Why not if the answer is NO?

    Thanks
    Hi,
    Yes, I suppose it can be omitted if you insert a comma after "is". Personally I don't like it.

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