Can you use that twice?

Can you use that twice?

Can you use that twice?

Originally Answered: Is the usage of the word “that” twice in a row in a sentence grammatically sound? Yes, it is correct usage to use that twice in a row, but I always try to avoid this construction as often as possible, i.e. I explained that Joe's idea was a good one.

Can I use the word that twice in a row?

It is normal grammar. The first that is a conjunction introducing a subordinate clause. The second that is a determiner referring to a specific tree.

Why do we use that twice in a sentence?

In my first sentence I used that twice – it's that common. ... For example, suppose you wrote this: “The entry fee has doubled, and that means I won't be going this year.” A good editor would strike out that sentence because that refers to “the doubling of the entry fee,” and you didn't use those exact words.

Can you use that that in a sentence?

A: When a sentence has two words back to back, like “that that” or “this this,” we hear an echo. But there's not necessarily anything wrong. ... But your sentences are good examples; both are grammatically correct and neither requires any special punctuation.

How do you use that that?

The first that is used to introduce a clause. The second that is used to refer to a specific thing....There are three very different uses of that:

  1. Subordinating that: “I know that this is the answer.”
  2. Demonstrative pronoun that: “That is not the answer.”
  3. Adjectival that: “That answer is not it.”

Is it OK to use that that?

A: When a sentence has two words back to back, like “that that” or “this this,” we hear an echo. But there's not necessarily anything wrong. ... But your sentences are good examples; both are grammatically correct and neither requires any special punctuation.

Is it bad to use that that?

Sometimes it's a judgment call. But don't let your desire to lop off unnecessary words lead you into bad judgment. As a rule of thumb in questionable cases, remember: Using “that” is never really wrong, though it may be unnecessary; omitting “that” in some cases indeed may be wrong.

How do you use that?

  1. 'That' as a Determiner.
  2. 'That' as a Relative Pronoun.
  3. 'That' in a Clause as an Object.
  4. 'That' in a Clause as a Complement to a Noun or an Adjective.
  5. 'That' Clause as Subject of a Sentence.
  6. Compound Conjunctions with 'That'
  7. After Reporting Verbs.
  8. After Adjectives.

Is it grammatically correct to use that twice in a sentence?

  • When you’re trimming unnecessary uses of “that” from your writing, be sure to pay attention to sentences where it appears multiple times or even twice in a row (“that that”). These sentences can be grammatically correct but stylistically undesirable.

How often do you use the word that in a sentence?

  • Using ‘That’ Twice in a Row. When you’re trimming unnecessary uses of “that” from your writing, be sure to pay attention to sentences where it appears multiple times or even twice in a row. These sentences can be grammatically correct but stylistically undesirable.

When do you use two words in a sentence?

  • This is correct. The two words are performing different functions. The first that is used to introduce a clause. The second that is used to refer to a specific thing. I would argue that it might very well be correct, but if it makes you uncomfortable, it may also distract your readers.

When do you use'that'in a sentence?

  • Using ‘That’ Twice in a Row When you’re trimming unnecessary uses of “that” from your writing, be sure to pay attention to sentences where it appears multiple times or even twice in a row (“that that”). These sentences can be grammatically correct but stylistically undesirable.

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