Can you tell which sentence is correct?
According to learningenglish.voanews.com, “There is not really a rule about when to leave out the word that from a that-clause. It is a stylistic choice.”. The site further stated that, “…there are three general characteristics that usually go along with leaving out the word that from a sentence.”. These three general characteristics are:
- The verb in the main clause is “say” or “think”.
- Subject of that-clause is the same as the main clause.
- Subject of that-clause is a personal pronoun.
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