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7 That’s in a row

What’s the most times you can repeat the same word consecutively in a sentence and still retain meaning? Here’s a sentence with 7 words in a row.

It remains true for all that that that that that that that refers to is not the same that that that that refers to.

Anyone for any more?

  • winnie0706 says:

    the last sentence is too hard to understand.but i think subject in sentence remain meaning.

  • Catherine says:

    I agree with you that It remains true for all that that that that that that that refers to is not the same that that that that refers to.

  • Eva says:

    I tell my students to say “He also arrived at 13.58” in a different way. The answer is, of course, “He came at two to two, too”.

  • Kevin says:

    It remains true for all that that that that that that that that strongly refers to is wrong.

  • Issy says:

    Can I try this? “I know that you know that I know that you know that I know that you know that I know”.

  • princess says:

    Hey i want this watch but but i cant but its ok but ……..

  • Sha Beans says:

    In the English exam, John, where James had had ‘had’, had had ‘had had’. ‘Had had’ had had the examiner’s approval.

  • els says:

    Buffalo – can be repeated 8 times.
    “Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.

  • Holden says:

    Actually, Els, Buffalo can be repeated an infinite number of times, and it has been proven to do so.

  • daisy says:

    the one about had was on the radio

  • John Allen says:

    Actually, the word ‘that’ can be repeated eight times in a sentence. As in:

    Is, considering all that, that that that that that that that refers to?

    As an additional comment, if you want to use ‘that’ seven times in a sentence, perhaps it’s easier to understand as a question than a statement. As in:

    Is that that that that that that that refers to?

    As you can see, adding the eighth ‘that’ is simply an expansion of this question. I think it works.

    Thanks for checking and posting this.

    John Allen


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