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May 22, 2017 by Barbara McNichol 2 Comments
June 16, 2017 at 4:07 am
May be showing my age here, but I’m always irritated by the omission of ‘that’ when it leaves something not intended as the object of a verb, e.g. ‘Jim noted the grass needed cutting’ v. ‘Jim noted that the grass needed cutting’.
Barbara McNichol says
June 16, 2017 at 11:01 am
It comes down to personal preference and wanting to keep the word count down. Best guideline: Read it both ways. Does it make sense when you drop the “that”? If not, keep it in.
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