On this example :
That wraps things up, and weŽll end the meeting.
Could you please explain to me the function of on this sentence,as well as how to build phrases with this construction? that
'that' is the subject here, I assume
other examples of 'that' as a subject:
1 - 'That doesn’t make it any less bizarre to me"
2- 'That was a crazy game of poker'
3- 'That was nice of him', etc
there are other uses of 'that', lots of rules for using 'that',
e.g. 'that' is very often used as a relative pronoun in non-defining relative clauses
'Have you got the book that is really easy to red?'
'Have you anything that belongs to me?'
'This is the girl that sells the tickets', etc.
I hope it might help. I am a teacher like you, I am not a native speaker
I see, but in my example, why wraps brings an
, like the third person? s
it's 3d person singular.
look - it is the same in all examples
In this use of the word,
that is the thing that just happened or was just said.
-That was interesting! (The thing that just happened was interesting.)
-You don't see that very often. (You don't often see what just happened.)
-What do you mean by that? (What does the thing you just said mean?)
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That, when used as a pronoun, is always singular. So: That wraps.The plural of
that is those: Those wrap.