Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the English

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Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the English

Your Pain Is Our Pleasure

24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More

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Tony M.

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When “that” is necessary

  • May 8, 2013, 12:24pm

I personally use "that" in written communication and omit it in spoken communication.

The reason is that if I had left out "that" in the beginning of this sentence, it is less fluent. Rewritten, I could say, "Leaving out the word 'that' at the beginning of this sentence is a good illustration of my point: it's less fluent," but since I so often structure my sentences with "he said," "the reason is," "I thought," and whatever other "that"-needing subject first instead of the opposite way, I use the word "that" to make it sound more fluid.

I omit it in spoke communication, because the inflection of my voice and rhythm of the sentence leaves a lot more room for implied words.