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make sure that....and that...

Post by carolyu » Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:36 pm

There's a sentence written by an English native speaker that reads:

"The company makes sure its processes are eco-friendly and its workers are treated well."

I'm most curious about the usage of "that". I know we can either say "make sure..." or "make sure that...", but in the sentence, there are two things followed by "make sure". Though I'm pretty sure "make sure....and that..." is correct, I also want to know whether it's wrong to omit the "that". In the above sentence, two "that"s are both omitted. What do you think about it?

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Re: make sure that....and that...

Post by Alan » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:54 am

'That' is optional in both positions.