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    #1

    He hasn't cleaned that room of his in a month

    He hasn't cleaned that room of his in a month.

    What would change if it was He hasn't cleaned his room in a month

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    #2

    Re: He hasn't cleaned that room of his in a month

    Nothing would change in meaning.

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    #3

    Re: He hasn't cleaned that room of his in a month

    He hasn't cleaned that room of his in a month. The presence of "that" suggests that he may have more than one room.

    He hasn't cleaned his room in a month If he has only one room, there is no reason to have "that". (at least in a written sentence)

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    #4

    Re: He hasn't cleaned that room of his in a month

    Dear Volcano:

    He hasn't cleaned that room of his in a month!

    The addition of that room of his indicates impatience and disapproval:

    "Just look at that jacket of his! On the floor again!"

    "She's out with those friends of hers again."

    If I have to listen to those jokes of his one more time, I'll scream!

    etc.

    Best wishes,

    Petra

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    #5

    Re: He hasn't cleaned that room of his in a month

    Thank you all

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