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about the word "that"

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Mar 23, 2008
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He reminded them that there were no trains after midnight.
The word "that" in the sentence above can drop off? For example: He reminded them there were no trains after midnight. Is the sentence correct?
Thank you in advance!
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David L.

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Nov 7, 2007
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Yes, the sentence is correct.
'that' can be omitted where it is used as a conjunction and introduces a subordinate clause, as in : "She said (that) she was satisfied."
'that' can also be dropped in a relative clause where it is the object of the clause, as in : "The book (that) I've just written."
'that' MUST be used when it is the subject of the relative clause, as in : "The company that employs Jack."
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