Gabriel
"That" - omitting

Hi, there


Do you use "that" in sentences like "These are words (THAT) a professor would believe are innapropriate"? Would you omit "that" here?

May 5, 2018 9:41 PM
Comments · 2
I should stress that I meant to say "a restrictive relative clause where 'that' represents the object (not the subject) of the relative clause)."
May 5, 2018
Yes, it’s fine to omit “that” at the beginning of a restrictive relative clause. Personally, I would prefer to drop “that” in your example, since there’s no risk of ambiguity and “that” contributes nothing whatsoever to the meaning.

May 5, 2018