[Grammar] Omission of "that"

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hkgoddess

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Someone posted a question about the following sentence:
"I find this garden is beautiful." It was considered wrong since 'is' should be taken out.
However, he put forward an argument for his case:
I find (that) this garden is beautiful.

My question is: Can 'that' be omitted in the above sentence? Any grammatical reason?:-?

I know that the 'that' in 'that clause' can sometimes be omitted when a noun follows 'that'. Is that correct?

I tried to find the answer from grammar books but alas...

I would appreciate very much if someone could enlightened me on this. Thank you.
 
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Hello!

Sometimes you can remove "that" before a noun or pronoun. For example: Jeff said (that) he would visit his brother in the hospital.

Hope this helps!

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Someone posted a question about the following sentence:
"I find this garden is beautiful." It was considered wrong since 'is' should be taken out.
However, he put forward an argument for his case:
I find (that) this garden is beautiful.

My question is: Can 'that' be omitted in the above sentence? Any grammatical reason?:-?

I know that the 'that' in 'that clause' can sometimes be omitted when a noun follows 'that'. Is that correct?

I tried to find the answer from grammar books but alas...

I would appreciate very much if someone could enlightened me on this. Thank you.


I don't think your original sentence was incorrect. 'Is' can be omitted, but having it there does not make it incorrect.
 

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