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lilynguyen
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THAT

Post by lilynguyen » Wed May 08, 2019 1:56 am

I saw a weird sentence whose 'that' is wrongly used in my english test today:

'It is important,therefore,that we should sevelope such as alternative sources of energy as solar energy and nuclear energy.

In my mind, i surely thought this sentence was written incorrectly but it's in my english test so i couldn't make sure that it's actually right or wrong truly.

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Re: THAT

Post by Joe » Wed May 08, 2019 2:06 am

What exactly do you think is wrong? πŸ€”
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Re: THAT

Post by lilynguyen » Wed May 08, 2019 4:09 am

I have never seen the word 'that' can be put after (,)
So if this structure is in itself right, can you list some contributory examples to let me understand exactly?

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Post by Joe » Wed May 08, 2019 4:25 am

It is important that we should develop...

The only reason a comma is there is that "therefore" is parenthetical.
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