Revisiting that question

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Write Now reader Simon Lewis joins the great ‘that’ debate: Definitely one of my bugbears, that. Take this example: “The teaching medical students receive also leaves them with an incomplete picture.” I started interpreting this as “The medical students who teach…” — and then obviously realised [that] it was supposed to be interpreted “The teaching […]

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How do you feel about that?

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The most innocuous-seeming topics have sparked incredibly heated debates. Marmite: love it or loathe it? Toilet roll facing front or facing back? [Front obviously – Ed.] Daddy or chips? Well, we’re about to start another one: whether or not to cut ‘that’ from sentences. Now, don’t panic. This is not some kind of totalitarian coup […]

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